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The importance of cleaning your airconditioners

The importance of cleaning your airconditioners

In North Queensland, where for 9 months of the year you are hot and sticky just walking to your car in the morning, aircons are an indispensable appliance in your home and workplace. They not only provide us comfort by keeping us cool, they also circulate the air, reducing the amount of pollen and other airborne allergens lurking in the air.

So, what happens when our aircons aren’t working at their capacity?

It is recommended you have your air conditioners cleaned regularly. How regularly depends on how often you use them. Cleaning the dust filters regularly throughout Summer when we tend to use our aircons more is highly recommended. In addition to this we recommend our residential customers book in a full deep clean of your aircons at least once a year.


A regular clean of your aircon ensures they are working more efficiently and effectively and:

  • You are breathing better air quality.

A dirty aircon means mould, bacteria and germs have the perfect place to manifest. When you turn on your aircon these germs and mould spores are spread all over your room, contaminating the air you and your family are breathing.

  • You can reduce electricity costs.

The harder your aircon has to work to perform through buildup of dust means a higher electricity bill. The more efficiently your aircon runs results in your aircon being cheaper to run.

  • Minimise future aircon breakdowns.

Regular cleans means less dirt and grime building up and better air flow across both your indoor and outdoor coils. A unit running under load with blocked outdoor coils would be similar to you driving your car with a block radiator. Your car will overheat and potentially do permanent engine damage which is similar to the compressor in an air conditioner.

By not regularly cleaning the indoor unit you are not only breathing unhealthy air, you will also reduce the air flow causing the unit to run less efficiently meaning higher running costs. It could also cause nasty ice ups and flood backs, again potentially causing permanent damage to your compressor.

To avoid breathing dirty air, higher then required running costs and the potential premature failure of the whole air conditioner call Alphacool and have a fully trained technician carry out the deep clean once a year. Better yet, we can even arrange our set and forget service for you where a regular clean will be arranged automatically for you once a year so you never have to worry about it again.


The Team at Alphacool Cairns & Port Douglas are licensed and accredited airconditioner installation and repair professionals. Call us on 1300 325 742 to chat to one of our friendly team about booking your aircon cleaning.



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