1. Frequent breakdowns


In an ideal world, air conditioners should only require servicing once a year, with the odd repair here and there. If you find that you’re calling your electrician monthly because your air conditioner isn’t working, it can be very inconvenient because your electrician may not be able to fix it immediately, and it can be expensive to constantly repair.  

It could be cheaper in the long run to replace the air conditioner with a new unit, and it would definitely be more reliable.

2. Strange noises and smells


If you have had your air conditioner for a long time, you’ll know how it is supposed to sound, and how loud it should be. If the unit keeps producing unexpected sounds, or is simply too loud despite repairs, it may be time to replace the unit.

Additionally, strange smells coming from the unit is a sign that you should call your local electrician for a comprehensive clean.

3. Leaky Unit


Air conditioners can have condensation built up on it depending on the type, but the majority of units should stay dry. If there’s a leak, and an air conditioning service provider fixes the problem for a long time, the unit should be fine.

However, if the unit leaks constantly, it’s inconvenient and could be expensive to constantly repair, so a new unit may be the most convenient and cost-effective solution.

4. Air Temperature inconsistent to settings


Have you noticed that the air barely gets cooler as you lower the temperature setting? This could be a sign that the refrigerant levels are low and need to be refilled, or there could be clogs in the pipework. Either way, calling a refrigeration expert may be an option, or a replacement aircon unit could be supplied and installed by your local electrician.

5. Electricity bills are getting expensive


If your energy bills have been unusually high as of late, it could be due to a problem with your air conditioning. It could be due to faulty/broken components, which an electrician can fix. However, if bills are still expensive despite the fixes, it may just be that the unit is sluggish and coming to the end of its life. Replacing it will not only reduce the next electricity bill, but for many bills to come because air conditioning technology is constantly improving and becoming more efficient.

Do these signs seem familiar? Take action


If you’re all too familiar with these signs, it could be time to replace your air conditioning unit. We at TropicAir can supply and install your air conditioning unit for you, with high quality workmanship and reasonable prices. Call us at 0419 551 624, or email us at justin@tropicairelectrical.com.au

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Frequently Asked Questions


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Is tropicAir Electrical the best Townsville Electrician?

With our 100% workmanship guarantee, five star Google rating and family owned structure. Yes.

What is an Electrical Contractor?

An electrical contractor is a qualified and insured trade qualified individual. Specialising in electrical installation and repairs.

Who owns TropicAir electrical? 

TropicAir Electrical is owned and operated by Justin Mundy, who has been working as an electrician for over 26 years.

Do you install Air conditioning? 

TropicAir Electrical can supply and install all leading brands of air conditioners. Specialising in new installations and replacement of old systems. Our pricing starts at $450 for a full installation and we offer professional cleaning for just $89 per unit (more than 1).

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