Property Investment News | Air conditioning

Each summer one of the most common maintenance requests from tenants is the air-conditioning unit failing to function optimally, or even at all. This seems to be most common over the Christmas /New Year’s break when Summer is at its hottest, and trades are on leave or charging call out fees over the Public Holidays- costing landlords money.

Below are three reasons we encourage landlords to consider a proactive approach to air-conditioning maintenance and have their AC units cleaned and serviced, before a maintenance issue becomes a costly problem:

A regularly cleaned air conditioner will last a lot longer than one that never gets cleaned, and have less ongoing maintenance issues.

Dirty air-conditioning units work harder to cool or heat the air because it is effectively choking as it tries to draw air through it, to be cooled or warmed. The harder a unit has to work, in order to get the desired result, the more power it uses.

All regularly used air conditioners/heat pumps become infected with “microbial contamination” which includes fungi, mould and bacteria. Air conditioners/heat pumps are the perfect environment for such contaminants and of course, become airborne every time you switch your unit on, which is bad news for Asthma and allergy suffers, children and the sick.

If you have any questions, or need clarification on any of the above, please contact Anna Marten, our Head of Property Management, on 9651 1666 or

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