Breathe Easy… A simple servicing schedule for your evaporative air-conditioner can prevent costly problems to the unit, and risks to you and yours!
A recent $100,000 house fire, and legionnaires disease outbreak has put the focus squarely on evaporative air-conditioning safety.
The northern suburbs blaze was caused by overheated wiring on an air-conditioning unit.
Meanwhile SA’s Acting Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Ken Buckett, has said SA’s recent “strange weather” of storms, heat and rain, had put air-conditioners under heavy loads in a stop-and-start situation and is probably responsible for January’s outbreak of legionnaires disease in the city.
Every day Sharpe technicians see the difference between service and maintenance.
Basic maintenance can be undertaken by any householder with some practical skills and the correct system manual.
Service is another matter altogether. Every year or so, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, householders need to have their systems professionally serviced.
Fire-fighting authorities, both here and interstate, also stress the importance of professional maintenance.
Servicing involves detailed testing and checking and is the only way you can really prevent expensive and dangerous problems arising.
How do we know? Simple. At least 80 per cent of our service requests are from homeowners whose systems are not working properly because they haven’t been correctly serviced.
The major issue with evaporative ducted-air-conditioning systems is that if there is a major component failure that has the potential to overload wiring, the fire will often start undetected in the roof.
Evaporative systems are simple in operation and quite safe if they are properly cared for. Truth is, householders are only too willing to maintain and service their cars, which they use every day, but don’t have the same attitude towards their major household cooling and heating systems !?!
Remember, servicing and maintenance is a lot cheaper than repair and replacement.
Please contact Sharpe Group to service your air-conditioner accordingly.