Forecasts predict a brutal heatwave for the Central Coast in 2024, with scorching temperatures until April. This means your air conditioner will be working harder than ever. But are you sure it is ready for the challenge?

This time of year, neglected maintenance and underlying issues often surface just when you need your AC the most. Don’t let your home become a sweltering sauna this summer. Coastal Air Conditioning is here to help! Read on to learn more about protecting your AC unit. 

Extreme Heat: A Stress Test for Your Air Conditioner

Imagine this…you are sweltering in the summer heat, relying on your AC to provide much needed relief. Suddenly, it sputters and fails, leaving you in a hot and uncomfortable situation. 

Many air conditioners sit unused and neglected for most of the year, only to be pushed into overdrive during scorching summer heatwaves. This sudden, intense usage of an unmaintained system can be disastrous. Leading to reduced efficiency, potential breakdowns, and a shortened lifespan. Don’t let the heatwave turn your home into a sweltering sauna. Take control and ensure your air conditioner is in peak condition with a pre-season check-up.

10 Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Here are ten new warning signs to look out for to determine if your air conditioner is experiencing issues:

  1. Inconsistent Cooling: Noticeable variations in room temperature despite setting a consistent thermostat level.
  2. Excessive Condensation: Unusual or excessive condensation around the AC unit or on the air vents.
  3. Delayed Startup: A significant delay in the AC unit starting up after you’ve turned it on.
  4. Vibration or Shaking: Unusual vibrations or shaking when the AC operates.
  5. Reduced Air Quality: Evidenced by more dust or increased allergy symptoms.
  6. Fluctuating Thermostat Readings: The thermostat displays inconsistent or inaccurate temperature readings.
  7. Electrical Issues: Frequent tripping of circuit breakers or experiencing electrical issues when the AC is running.
  8. Unexplained Increase in Energy Bills: A sudden and unexplained spike in energy bills without a change in usage habits.
  9. Unresponsive Controls: Difficulty or delay in responding to changes made through the AC controls or remote.
  10. Ice Formation on the AC Unit: Ice formation on the AC unit or refrigerant lines.

Don’t Let a Minor Problem Become a Major Headache This Summer!

Ignoring your air conditioner’s warning signs is like ignoring a ticking time bomb. Any strange noises or reduced performance can be symptoms of deeper issues lurking beneath the surface. If left unchecked, these minor problems can escalate into major breakdowns, leaving you sweltering in the heat and facing costly repairs.

Proactive maintenance is key to preventing these summer nightmares. By getting your AC checked before the peak season, you can ensure it is running smoothly and efficiently. This will not only save you money on your energy bills but also help prevent potential breakdowns. 

How Coastal Air Conditioning Can Help

At Coastal Air Conditioning, we provide comprehensive AC maintenance and repair services to ensure your home remains cool and comfortable throughout the summer. Our team of experienced and certified technicians will:

  • Perform thorough system inspections: We identify potential problems before they become bigger issues.
  • Clean and replace filters: Clean filters ensure optimal airflow and efficiency.
  • Check refrigerant levels: We will ensure your AC has sufficient refrigerant to function effectively.
  • Repair or replace faulty components: We use high-quality parts and offer reliable repair services.
  • Provide maintenance plans: We offer customised maintenance plans to ensure your AC is always in peak condition.

Getting Your AC Ready for Summer

Here are some additional tips to prepare your AC for the Australian heatwave:

  • Schedule a pre-season maintenance check-up: This proactive approach allows for early detection and correction of minor issues before they worsen.
  • Clean your outdoor unit: Remove any leaves, debris, or vegetation blocking airflow around the condenser unit.
  • Upgrade your thermostat: Consider installing a programmable thermostat to optimise your cooling schedule and save energy.
  • Seal air leaks: Seal any leaks around doors and windows to prevent cool air from escaping and hot air from entering.

By taking these proactive steps and ensuring your AC is in tip-top condition, you can enjoy a cool summer without worrying about breakdowns. Contact Coastal Air Conditioning today to schedule your pre-season maintenance check-up and ensure your home is ready for the upcoming heatwave. Remember, we are here to help you keep cool throughout the summer!