If you require a service whilst your air conditioner is still under its warranty, please contact your Ford & Doonan store who installed your system.
Ford & Doonan provide a complete air conditioning service for their clients. We highly recommend that you opt for a service plan to run for the lifespan of your system. Purchasing air conditioning is a considerable investment and if you want optimal performance and for your system to last as long as it was intended to when manufactured you should look after it as best you can. The frequency of service depends on the type of air conditioning you own and how often you use it.
When it comes to air conditioning repairs, our experienced technicians can provide you with the assistance you require, throughout Perth and WA. Coupled with our maintenance and servicing, our air conditioner repairs cover the full range of residential and commercial units offered by Ford & Doonan.
There are several easy ways that you can prolong the lifespan of your air conditioning and ensure that it is running efficiently and economically:
- Get paramount performance from your system by regularly cleaning the filters. Simply remove them from the unit and wash or vacuum them
- If you have a replaceable filter, we recommend replacing it at least every 12 months.
- Make sure that the air leaving the outside condenser unit is not blocked by keeping the immediate area clear and checking the unit regularly for leaves, bugs, nests and other debris.
Refrigerated Air Conditioning
Providing you regularly clean your return air filter, a domestic refrigerated system should normally only need one annual check-up. Systems in commercial and business applications might need up to four service visits a year plus additional checks to ensure that the filters are working efficiently. With well cared for filters and regular services, refrigerated air conditioning should only need the smallest amount of maintenance.
Issues with Refrigerated Systems
Regardless whether you have a room air conditioner or a ducted system, the vital thing is to ensure that the filters in refrigerated systems are always kept clean. Where the outside unit is placed can also seriously affect the system’s lifespan and may require repairs.
Parts that may Need Attention Include:
- The filters or filter media
- The refrigerant gas
- The motors and/or compressors (in the instance of major failure)
- The electronics (in the event of a power surge)
High quality refrigerated air conditioning has a very long lifespan providing it is properly looked after and maintained. The majority of reputable branded air conditioners have a five year parts and labour warranty or, in the event that a system has ducting, it may come with a ten year warranty.
Whichever form of air conditioning you choose, scheduling regular maintenance appointments with a specialist company like Ford & Doonan is essential if you want to keep your system running at its prime and perfectly controlling the climate in your home or work place.
Evaporative Air Conditioning
Evaporative units normally require one maintainance check before and after the start and end of summer. The technician will ensure the unit is operating correctly and set it up before summer and then ‘winterise’ and decommission it when summer is over. Some of the latest evaporative units have a water dumping function which lessens the need for the ‘winterisation’ process.
Issues with Evaporative Coolers
Failure of the electrics or corrosion can be problematic in evaporative coolers as the system runs on water. Water quality in your area can also have an effect on the lifespan of evaporative units.
Parts that may Need Attention Include:
- The water pump
- The distribution pads
- The dump valve (if one is fitted)
- The fan motor or controls
- The pulley and belts
The good news is that because evaporative air conditioning works on a straightforward system finding and fixing problems is normally simple. As technology evolves additional features are added to the latest models improving performance but sometimes also creating further maintainance issues.
The majority of high quality evaporative air conditioning units have a minimum of a two year parts and labour warranty.
Our air conditioner service department takes care of all Ford & Doonan units. For all service requests click below.