5 Things You Should Never Do To Your Air Conditioner

5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Air Conditioner

Imagine heading back home from a sweltering hot Sydney day, only to find out your Air Conditioner is not working well, or working at all. We’ve all been there.

This is why it is crucial to ensure that your Air Conditioner is always operating in the best possible shape, so you can use it when it’s needed the most! See below for 5 things you should never do with your Air Conditioner, and how Down To Flare Air is here to help!

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1. Not Cleaning Or Replacing Filters

Indoor air is often more polluted than the air outdoors – yikes!. So to maintain healthy and fresh air quality, air filters are used in your Air Conditioning system to ensure the best possible air quality produced by your Air Conditioner, all year round.

The filters in your Air Conditioner keep the air clean. This often results in quite often a dusty and dirty air filter. Generally, these filters need to be cleaned timely, and after a certain period they should be replaced to ensure optimum air quality. Besides from overall air freshness, a dirty air conditioner can also cause breathing problems, which can be dangerous for kids and elderly people. Speak to DTF Air about your maintenance needs.

2. Ignoring Damaged Wiring

Wiring look exposed, frayed or melted!?

Do Not Ignore.

Having damaged wiring can damage the air conditioner or in worst case scenarios – even cause a fire. If you see a melted or burned wire, it’s possible that the air conditioner is malfunctioning.

Don’t reach for the insulation tape to do a DIY, Contact Us to safely assess and repair/replace your unit. Down To Flare Air offers fast and reliable service, providing unbiased recommendations to your problems.

3. Using An Outdated Thermostat

The thermostat is a device in your air conditioner that keeps track of the temperature.

If you happen to have an old Air Conditioner unit, chances are the thermostat is mechanical. The problem with these older thermostats in these older units, are that they aren’t programmable.

Down To Flare Air can save you money by upgrading to the latest Air Conditioning system with programmable thermostats. These are found in Split System, Multi Split System or Ducted Systems.

4. Having A Dirty Condenser Fan

The outdoor unit has a condenser component with coils, and there is a fan behind these condenser coils. The function of this fan is to blow air through the coil and excel the hot air from the unit.

Over time, this condenser fan becomes dirty, which over time can lead to cracking and chipping of the blades. Cleaning the condenser fan regularly is a daunting task, hence why Down To Flare Air offers maintenance and service packages to make your life easier. Don’t waste time trying to do this yourself with the risk of breaking something or voiding your warranty – leave it to us!

5. Not Cleaning Your Outdoor Unit

The Outdoor Unit of your Air Conditioner collects lots of dust, pollen other various contaminants, which means it is not performing in optimal condition. If not regularly cleaned and maintained, this can ultimately reduce the efficiency of the unit as these particles accumulate. This leads to an array of issues in the future, ranging from inefficient cooling, to even damaged components.

But don’t sweat it! Here at DTF Air, you can keep your Air Conditioner clean, with our full range of maintenance packages.


These 5 quick tips will help you prolong the life of your Air Conditioner and ensure your family is safe, whilst breathing safe and clean air.

Remember it’s better to be safe than to be sorry!

We know how hectic and crazy the hustle can be, in Sydney. This is where we step in, contact us for a free safety/maintenance audit. If you require servicing, we will contact you on your service intervals in the future. This way, you don’t have to worry about remembering or scheduling anything either.

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