Professionair’s Complete Guide to Gas Ducted Heating: How to Keep Your Home Cosy

As the seasons change, so do the demands on our air conditioning systems and heating systems. Right now, you might not be thinking about anything besides the heat of this summer, but before we know it, we will be facing the change of seasons once again. When it comes to maintaining our HVAC systems, heating and air conditioner servicing is essential. In this month’s comprehensive guide, we will explore how to tailor servicing and maintenance to the unique challenges posed by each season. From routine DIY maintenance, to professional air conditioner service, you can learn how to ensure that your HVAC systems work optimally year-round.

Summer: Attempting to Beat the Heat

The Australian summer can be unforgiving, with temperatures soaring to uncomfortable levels. During this time, air conditioners become our best allies in staying cool and comfortable. However, prolonged use and high demand can put a strain on these systems, making regular maintenance essential. Clean or Replace Filters: With increased usage, air filters accumulate dust and debris more rapidly during the summer months. Clogged filters restrict airflow, reducing the system’s efficiency and potentially causing it to overheat. Check and clean or replace filters monthly to ensure optimal airflow and cooling performance. Inspect and Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils: Dust and debris can also accumulate on the evaporator and condenser coils, hindering heat exchange and reducing efficiency. Schedule professional maintenance to inspect and clean these coils to ensure maximum cooling efficiency and prevent system breakdowns. Check Refrigerant Levels: Low refrigerant levels can indicate leaks or other issues that affect the system’s cooling capacity. Have a professional technician check refrigerant levels and address any leaks or deficiencies to ensure your air conditioner operates at peak performance during the hottest months. Clear Debris Around Outdoor Unit: The outdoor condenser unit is exposed to the elements and can easily become clogged with leaves, dirt, and debris. Keep the area around the unit clear to allow for proper airflow and heat dissipation, preventing the system from overworking and reducing its lifespan.

Autumn: Preparing for Transition

As summer transitions to autumn, it’s the perfect time to prepare your heating system for the cooler months ahead. Perform a Comprehensive Inspection: Take advantage of the milder temperatures to perform a thorough inspection of your system. Check for any signs of wear or damage, and address any issues before they escalate. Schedule Professional Maintenance: Autumn is an ideal time to schedule professional maintenance for your system. A qualified technician can inspect it, clean the components, and address any potential issues to ensure it operates efficiently throughout the winter. Test Heating Functionality: Before the temperatures drop, test the heating functionality of your system to ensure that it is working properly. This allows you to identify any problems early and address them before you need to rely on the system for warmth.

Winter: Optimising Heating Efficiency

Having a reliable heating system during winter is essential for maintaining indoor comfort. Keep reading to find out steps to take to ensure that your heating system can function optimally. Check Thermostat Settings: Verify that the temperature of your heater is set to the appropriate temperature for comfort and energy efficiency. Consider using programmable thermostats to automatically adjust temperatures based on your schedule, optimising energy usage without sacrificing comfort. Inspect Ductwork: Inspect the ductwork for any leaks, gaps, or damage that may compromise heating efficiency. Sealing and insulating ducts can prevent heat loss and improve overall system performance, reducing energy consumption and utility bills. Schedule a Professional Inspection: Before the peak of winter arrives, schedule a professional inspection of your heating system. A qualified technician can check for any issues, clean components, and ensure the system is operating efficiently for the colder months ahead.

Spring: Transitioning to Cooling Mode

As temperatures begin to rise and the days grow longer, it’s now time to prepare your air conditioner for the upcoming summer season. Spring is the ideal time to address any issues that may have arisen during the winter months and ensure your system is ready to deliver reliable cooling when needed. Clean and Inspect Outdoor Unit: Remove any debris that may have accumulated around the outdoor condenser unit during the winter months. Trim back vegetation and clear away leaves and debris to ensure proper airflow and heat dissipation. Check Refrigerant Levels: Verify that refrigerant levels are within the manufacturer’s recommended range. Low refrigerant levels can indicate leaks or other issues that need to be addressed before the summer heat arrives. Test Cooling Functionality: Before the temperatures soar, test the cooling functionality of your air conditioner to ensure it is working properly. This allows you to identify any problems early and address them before the peak of summer.

Do You Need Professional Air Conditioner Service?

Look no further than Professionair. If you are ready to schedule a service for your cooling system, then you can rely on our professional expertise and fantastic customer service. We know how important it is to properly look after your air conditioner, and that your home is cool when you need it to be.
For professional air conditioner service or repair, contact us by calling 04 300 48 300 or by filling out our online contact form.