5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Servicing before Summer

5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs

Servicing before Summer

Many would agree that the air conditioner is one of the most important appliances at home, especially when the summer season is arriving. With the extreme heat we experience in Brisbane, it is just IMPOSSIBLE to work or rest comfortably without one. Thus, the need to ensure it is running efficiently all the time.

5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Servicing before Summer

When should you replace your air-conditioning

unit in Redcliffe, Aspley and Chermside?

Generally, air conditioners are made to last and are expected to run for decades. However, without proper maintenance, it might defeat the purpose of giving you comfort.

But what happens if an air conditioner is not used for 3 to 4 months? What are the signs that your aircon needs its servicing done?

1. Abnormal Sounds

Is your air conditioner making unusual sounds? Is it making a buzzing, whistling, grinding or rattling sound?

If the answer is YES, then there are problems happening inside of your cooling system. This means your aircon needs some repair cleaning. Don’t wait for summer before getting this fixed. Call a reliable aircon technician to check and fix this for you. Send us a message. 

2. Unpleasant Smell

Bad odour from your aircon?  Oh! This is a sign that your air conditioner is already having some bacteria growth in its coil! Or maybe mould is starting to grow inside the unit or on the ductwork. This spells D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R, especially with the onset of COVID-19. The last thing you would want to worry about is your family having a weak immune system. So it is best to call an aircon expert to get the needed services done!

3. Presence of Warm Air

Is your aircon no longer blowing out cool air like how it is supposed to do? 

If you have checked the thermostat and the settings are right but the unit continues not to blow cool air, this is an indication that its compressor needs to be replaced. 


Don’t try to do-it-yourself. Do yourself a favour and let skilled technicians do it for you. Otherwise, this simple maintenance and repair can turn out to be a bigger problem. 

4.  Your Electric Bill is Soaring

Air conditioners are one of the appliances at home that consume the most amount of energy. But if you found a sudden spike in electricity bills, it is best to get your aircon serviced as soon as possible. 

5. The Appearance of Water Leaks

Have you seen water leakage from or around your air conditioner?

There are two possible issues if you found water around it. First, your aircon’s drain tube is maybe blocked or broken. Second, the presence of refrigerant leak which needs urgent action.

Does, this sound A-L-I-E-N language to you? Don’t worry! Here at SureSpark, we are adept with all these jargons and can speedily fix this problem for you. Just call us. 


Air conditioners should be cleaned regularly to extend its lifespan and keeping in good working condition. By doing so, you are saving yourself from a costly repair. 

However, if you haven’t used the unit for months, there are a few precautions you need to take before using it again.

  • Look at the compressor unit. Remove the debris, weeds or anything that could be blocking the compressor unit before turning on the air conditioner.
  • Maintenance. Aircon should get a maintenance call at least once or twice a year. If you didn’t do any maintenance, might as well get it done first before you start using the unit. Even throughout winter if you are not using your air conditioner, it is good to turn it on once a month at least to maintain its longevity.

In need of an air conditioner expert?

Contact SURE SPARK Electrical Contractors. It offers complete installation, full service and clean, replacement of faulty parts and others to keep you comfortable during summer and winter.