Air Conditioners: 5 Warning Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

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A faulty air conditioner can cause more than an uncomfortable night's sleep!

A rusty air conditioner can circulate bacteria, pollens, viruses and other harmful pathogens throughout your home, as well as cause irritation to your skin, throat and eyes.

It can also be a recipe for mould, as well as cause unnecessarily high electricity bills.

If you notice any of the below warning signs, it might be time to call the repairman, or upgrade your air conditioner entirely.

Warning: Your electricity bills are unusually high

With all the technological advancements we’ve made with air conditioners in the last few decades, there's no reason to be paying exorbitant prices to heat or cool your home.

Panasonic’s ECONAVI technology eliminates unnecessary energy wastage and seamlessly moderates your air conditioning setting based on your habits, room usage and the available sunlight.

If you’ve cleaned your filters and your air conditioner is still powering through your electricity, it might be time to upgrade to a more economical option.

Warning: It’s emitting hot air 

And not in a good way! If your air conditioner is blowing out hot air when you’re trying to cool down your home, it could be a sign that you have a refrigerant leak or a broken compressor.

These issues can likely be fixed, so make sure you chat to a licensed repair technician as soon as you notice the issue.

Warning: It's making odd noises

Your air conditioning system shouldn’t make any unusual noises, so this could be a sign that the fan is faulty, a part has been dislodged, or that the mechanics have become clogged with dirt and debris.

Do not attempt to take your air conditioner apart yourself, always contact a licensed repairman.

Warning: It's emitting strange odours

Air conditioner odours can be caused by various factors, and none of them good. You may have an issue with fluid leaks, a short circuit, mould or even a dead rodent.

In all cases, odours should prompt you to call the repairman immediately.

Warning: Your air conditioner is slow

If your air con takes a long time to cool or heat a room, or, worse yet, turns off unexpectedly, you could have an issue with a defect. Contact your nearest specialist in these cases, as you might be covered by a warranty, and repeated use may reduce the overall lifespan of your air conditioner.

While it may be tempting to locate the source of the issue and repair it yourself, this can be dangerous and may forfeit your warranty. Aside from general cleaning of your air conditioner, it's highly recommended that you leave repairs to a licensed service technician.

If you need help or advice about your air conditioner, the Panasonic Specialist Air Network is here to solve your comfort challenges. We have a team of specialist air conditioning technicians located across the country, so anybody can access our expert advice.

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