Imagine going to sleep in the safety of your home only to be woken by smoke and heat lashing around you and your family. This has been a reality for a family in Spotswood earlier this year and more than 6 families around Australia whose air conditioning system caught on fire. While many believe that their smoke detectors will alert them, this was not the case. If a fire were to start due to a split air conditioner located in the roof, smoke forms above the detectors and does not trigger the alarm.
So why would an air conditioner catch on fire? An air conditioner is made up of many different parts such as filters, coils and fins. Over time an air conditioner will naturally get a build up of dust and other gunk which affects its ability to function properly. When we have a build up of dust in a small area that heats up fast, you increase the likelihood of a fire starting.
Energy Victoria quoted Victoria’s Director of Energy Safety, Paul Fearon, saying “all evaporative coolers and air conditioners should be serviced every year.” By servicing your air conditioner unit and even your heating system you will be saving yourself from the pain and heartache of a possible fire in your home. It is much like changing the batteries in your smoke alarm, you set a time each year and just do it. Why risk it? Stay safe this year and get your heating system and air conditioner serviced.
Here are a few ways to ensure your air conditioner service is done right:
Make sure your technician is qualified.
Plum heating and cooling take pride in having qualified technicians to ensure the safety of your heating system and air conditioner.
Make sure your technician cleans the whole system, not just the filter.
Plum technicians will safely take apart your system and clean the coils, fins, filter and the outside of your air conditioner.
Ensure your technician dries your unit before using it again.
Water and electricity don’t mix, which is why we use the latest technology to dry your air conditioner before we leave.
Check if your technician uses eco-friendly products to further aid in cleaner air in your home.
Our environment is very important to our company which is why we choose to use eco cleaning of split system air conditioner systems.
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Carbon monoxide testing if your system is a heating and cooling system.
Plum Heating and Cooling offer free carbon monoxide testing when we undertake a heating system service. We service a wide area within Victoria from Melbourne to Geelong and also Apollo Bay. Contact us now to see how we can help you.
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