Under the Pump
Question 1: What’s that ugly photo all about?
Answer: It’s a classic example of what happens when you think your air-conditioning is “set and forget”. We were called out to look at a ducted air-conditioning system that wasn’t cooling all the rooms of a house like it used to. We climbed into the ceiling space and discovered several of the ducting joints had failed and that some of the small electrical motors that operate the dampers had burnt out.
Q2: Do you come across this sort of problem often?
A: Industry research shows as many as 30 per cent of reverse-cycle air-conditioners aren’t operating properly. This can blow out power bills, which is an issue as reverse-cycle systems are the most energy-efficient option for cooling and heating. We’ve also been called out to systems that failed because they hadn’t been properly installed in the first place.
Q3: What’s the worst-case scenario?
A: A house fire. Every year fire authorities warn of the risk to lives and property by operating air-conditioning systems that haven’t been professionally serviced and had defective parts identified and replaced.
Q4: OK, so what’s the cost of fixing a typical worn-out component?
A: Sharpe Group can supply and fit replacement damper motors from $360 per unit that will keep your ducted air-conditioner running efficiently
Reverse Cycle - Test and Safety Check
Let us help keep your cool this Summer
An annual Reverse Cycle Service and Check will help you avoid safety issues, and ensure the systems are at their most efficient for the hot weather.
We will Inspect, Test & Report on your Reverse Cycle Airconditioning – including filters, compressors, ductwork, controls and drainage.
Please phone 131 750, or complete our online reverse cycle service form and we’ll contact you.