Whether you’re wondering if aircon servicing is necessary or how often you really need to have your HVAC system serviced, you’ve come to the right place. Here we answer your questions and tell you more to help you keep your HVAC system running smoothly and in good condition for the longest time possible.
Is aircon servicing necessary?
Yes, regular and proper aircon servicing is necessary. Microbes naturally thrive indoors and outdoors but in low concentration. However, when microbes are let to multiply and reach high concentrations, it can create health problems ranging from allergic reactions to legionnaire’s disease, a serious type of pneumonia caused by bacteria.
Constant and systematic aircon service can help you know if there’s contamination in your aircon so that you can act on it right away and call a qualified HVAC hygienist as soon as possible. Even if there’s no contamination, it can help you address smaller issues that could become big or expensive problems if left unnoticed, such as blockage that can damage the entire HVAC system.
In addition, well-maintained aircon and other airflow equipment are more energy efficient. So you’re not just minimising or preventing high repair costs, you’re reducing your operating cost.
Fungi’s Favourite Spots
Your home and place of business will always have some microbes like fungi and bacteria. These can flourish where there is moisture and high humidity. Fungi attach to hard surfaces and extract moisture to grow. The most widely known example is mould.
In your HVAC system, there are many parts that are occasionally moist but provide a good growth condition for fungi. These include your:
- Cooling coils
- Ductwork near the cooling coils
- Condensate trays
- Drain lines
- Humidifier surfaces
These parts are concealed so for our clients, we make sure to follow the industry standards when it comes to inspection and cleaning.
In fact, when we do HVAC system design and installation, we already consider the inspection, maintenance and cleaning of these parts and we make sure that there’s ample access to these areas, as required by Australian Standard 3666 (Air-Handling and Water Systems of Buildings-Microbial Control). Both for residential and commercial properties, proper design and operation of HVAC systems in addition to regular aircon servicing helps control the growth of microbes and maintain good quality indoor air.
How often should your aircon be serviced?
Whether you want to make sure your aircon at home is pristine and well-performing or you are one of the good employers who care about their employees, regular aircon servicing is a must. But how often should you have HVAC professionals inspect your system?
AIRAH is the Australian industry body which most reputable contractors are affiliated with. The DA19 manual has been produced for the industry to provide a guideline around Maintenance levels and frequency of servicing.
In addition to the frequency your system is used, there is a variable which can significantly impact the frequency and type of service required for your system. This is called the environment. To understand further the frequency in which your systems should be serviced at, contact the professionals at HP6.
For a specific schedule, you can consult the HP6 experts by calling 1300 HP6 NOW or sending a message to [email protected]. Our team can evaluate your space and the kind of HVAC system you have to recommend a custom servicing plan and ensure that your system is running smoothly year-round with the lowest possible TCO throughout its lifespan.
What is included in AC servicing?
Regular servicing by a qualified HVAC professional ensures that your aircon or HVAC system is working at peak performance. The benefits are not only reflected by low electricity bills but how long your unit lasts. Components like filters, drains, checking for air leaks and checking electrical components are a few things that are commonly undertaken during a service. For a complete assessment of your system, feel free to get in touch with HP6 at 1300 HP6 NOW or [email protected].