How to prolong the life of your air conditioner

How to prolong the life of your air conditioner

Your home’s air conditioning system is one of your most important investments. It helps you feel comfortable – no matter how hot or cold it is outside. Once you’ve got a good quality air conditioning system set up, it’s important to make sure it lasts as for long as possible. Fortunately, there are some easy and effective ways you can extend the life of your air conditioning unit through proper care and maintenance. Here’s how.

Clean your air conditioning unit regularly

Part of your outdoor air conditioning is exposed to outdoor elements. So, by keeping it clean from dust, dirt, leaves and other debris, you can ensure it’s working at its best.

Have Vaccaro Group regularly service your air conditioner

In the same way you service your car, your air conditioning unit needs some extra love from time-to-time. When was the last time you had your air conditioner serviced? If the answer is ‘never’ or ‘I can’t remember’, it’s probably well overdue.

While it might feel like an extra expense, air conditioning tune-ups can actually save you money on more costly repairs down the track, as well as higher energy bills and a shorter life.

At Vaccaro Group, we recommend you have your air con serviced every 3-6 months. Get a licensed technician to inspect your unit and nip any issues in the bud, ensuring your system is clean and in good working condition

Call Vaccaro Group to book an air conditioner service now


Keep filters clean and replace them regularly

If your air conditioning filters aren’t clean, debris, dust and dirt could enter and cause damage. Or, filters could get ‘stressed’, which can lead to the unit working in overdrive. From here, the system can overheat and burn out.

The good news is cleaning or replacing your filters is easy. Your unit will either have disposable filters that need to be replaced or reusable filters you can clean with water.

Read how to change your air conditioner’s filter now


Ensure there’s no airflow problems

Airflow issues, such as an air leakage or blockage, can impair your air conditioner’s function. Left unchecked, these issues can significantly reduce your air conditioning system’s lifespan. Vaccaro Group can do bi-annual or annual checks of your unit to make sure everything’s working well. Contact Vaccaro Group today.

Use your air conditioner’s timer

While this may sound obvious, using your air conditioner less can prolong its life. A great way to control your household’s air conditioning use is to set timers. This can be done either on the remote or by using a smartphone app, like Daikin’s Airbase. Having your system running all the time can cause strain on the system, which can impact its lifespan. Make the most of those milder days to switch off the machine or limit your usage with an AC timer to make your appliance last for longer.

Get your air conditioner professionally installed and maintained

Vaccaro Group provides premium-quality air conditioning installation and maintenance, including regular servicing from licensed technicians. Getting the installation done right ensures less problems with your air conditioning unit down the line.

Get in touch with us today for all your air conditioning installation and servicing needs.

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Vaccaro team have always been excellent to deal with because of the Professional team they employ.They have the right experience to cater for all types of builds, there communication is outstanding from Melinda and Rose at the Consultation stage, Anthony there onsite Supervisor and the electricians that have been working on my Homes.
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Melinda assisted me with planning the layout of my home electrical plan. She was friendly and excellent with providing many options for light fittings and lighting placement in the home. Highly Recommend!

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Vaccaro was the original electrical installer of my home. Their workmanship and materials were of excellent quality. They were extremely helpful, efficient and friendly whenever I asked for help. My special regards to Cameron for responding to my after-sales requests promptly and Robert for helping me resolve some technical issues and enhancing my understanding of the wiring system design.

Vaccaro was also the original air-conditioning installer of my home. Sonya and her teams were very polite and attentive and provided speedy responses to servicing requests. The technicians are well trained and equipped and as a result the refrigerant leak was fixed in no time. They also made good the controls and carried out air balancing.


I was a little nervous doing my electrical appointment on my own as my partner was unavailable. Janae (Electrical Design Consultant) was friendly, helpful and had a clear understanding of everything, making the electrical appointment stress-free. Janae was quick with responding to any enquiries or emails. I was very happy with her service & would highly recommend.


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Happy to give a big thumbs up and thank you to Richard in the sales team and the guys who replaced our 22 year old full ducted system in our double storey home, with a new Daikin 20kw system. Only installed one day and already appreciate how quiet the unit is. Despite the rain they were through the job in a few hours and were completely professional, very happy to recommend this company.


Thank you, Richard, Jimmy, and the rest of the Vaccaro team, for providing such timely and professional service, installing a split air conditioning system in my home today. Jimmy’s level of awareness to be respectful of the peace and cleanliness of the property during the installation was greatly appreciated. My apartment feels lovely and toasty – I may never leave!


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