How long should you wait before booking air conditioning repairs?

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If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that air conditioning systems do much more than just keep the summer heat at bay.

On top of keeping you cool, they also:

  • Reduce humidity indoors
  • Filter particles and dust
  • Ventilate smells from your home
  • Keep you warm in winter

Of course, your system will only do this if it’s working at its best!

Like any other mechanical device, your air conditioner isn’t immune from wear-and-tear or breakage. With so many delicate moving parts inside, it isn’t surprising that your system might need a repair or two over its lifespan to keep doing its job.

If you ask us, the best way to go about this is to be proactive.

There’s just one question: when is it time to book air conditioning repairs in Brisbane?

Not all problems are immediately noticeable

Luckily for you, the lion’s share of air conditioning problems are pretty easy to notice – if your home is suddenly a lot warmer than it should be (and the air conditioner is on), it’s pretty clear to see that you may be due for a repair.

Unfortunately, not all problems are quite so easy to detect.

Many air conditioning problems lie underneath the surface, and don’t present any symptoms until your cooling fails completely.

Naturally, you won’t want it to ever get that bad – and that’s why it’s important that you shouldn’t wait to organise air conditioning repairs!

And that brings us to today’s topic: how long should you wait before you start thinking about organising air conditioning repairs?

How long should I wait before organising air conditioning repairs in Brisbane?

The answer: it depends.

We know, it sounds like a cop-out. Trust us, if we had a more specific answer, we’d have said it!

That’s because there’s so much variation in when issues with your air conditioning can arise. Factors like usage, climate, your home, brand and system – each one changes the time between repairs.

A lot of air conditioning installers will recommend annual, or even biannual repairs – once immediately before summer begins, and once after it ends.

We could follow their lead and offer similar advice… but here’s the rub: while it’s always better to be safe than sorry, for most homeowners, it’s complete overkill.

While we could make a fortune into talking people into booking unnecessary air conditioner  repairs in Brisbane, the truth is that you probably don’t need to get your system repaired all that often.

It all depends on things like…


How often do you use your air conditioner? How long does it run for? How often is it being turned on and off?

Each of these influences how quickly your system wears out – and that in turn changes how long you’ll need to wait before you should start thinking about air conditioning repairs.

Just to be clear, running your air conditioner for a long time doesn’t mean it’ll need more frequent repairs – in fact, the opposite is true!

Fun fact: an overpowered system often requires more frequent repairs!

That’s because air conditioners are designed to run continuously and not in a stop-start manner. And since overpowered systems do the job quicker, that means more stops and starts.

And that can, in turn, result in more frequent repairs!

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Air quality

Air conditioners don’t just cool – they also help filter dust, debris and other allergens from your air.

Of course, all of these pollutants need to go somewhere – they don’t just vanish into thin air!

Over time, this can block your air conditioner’s filters, which in turn can affect other areas of your A/C’s performance, such as by:

  • Overheating
  • Reduced airflow
  • Increased energy use
  • Dirty air
  • Less-effective cooling

Poor airflow throughout the home or infrequent wiping and dusting can lead to dust building up, which in turn leads to filters that clog up sooner and which need more frequent cleaning.

And don’t get us started on what happens in business properties!

Sure, it mightn’t be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the words “air conditioning repairs”.

That doesn’t change the fact that filter cleaning is a crucial part in keeping your air conditioning functional.


Older systems mean more frequent repairs – enough said, really.

The parts in your air conditioning system aren’t indestructible – given enough time and use, they’ll wear out.

And the older your system gets, the more likely it is that this’ll happen.

As a general rule, the frequency of air conditioning repairs goes up the longer you have your system.

While it doesn’t quite have the impact it used to thanks to newer systems being designed with longevity and durability in mind, age is still something to consider.

Air conditioning service contracts

So far, we’ve been focusing primarily on residential and domestic air conditioning.

That’s because commercial air conditioning is an entirely different story!

When it comes to commercial air conditioning, we recommend setting up a custom air conditioning service schedule.

The systems used in businesses and workplaces are so powerful and deal with so much more than most residential systems that a lot of the advice we mentioned above about how long you should wait simply no longer applies.

Remember the “annual service” advice we mentioned above? For commercial properties, it’s actually a requirement!

In addition to air conditioner repairs in Brisbane, our team offer commercial clients service schedules built around their operations.

Our team comes in at set intervals to inspect your air conditioning system from top to bottom, identifying any repairs that need to be done. We’ll then present you with a list of recommended work, allowing you to make the final call.

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So you now recognise that your system is overdue for repairs, and have decided to stop waiting. 

Now for the next step: finding an air conditioning team in Brisbane to carry out the job.

Our mobile tech team is just what you need to keep your home or workplace comfortable.

As official Daikin warranty agents and Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealers, we’re the team to call for Daikin repairs and Mitsubishi Electric repairs.

With extensive experience working on both domestic and commercial air conditioning systems, our team is here to help you stay comfortable.

All you need to do is give us a call!

Get in contact with our air conditioning team today on (07) 3394 0222, or click here to request a quote online.

2024-04-26T00:59:51+00:00 21 August 2020|Installation, Repair, Replacement, Service, Systems|