To say that you count on your air conditioner to make it more comfortable during the hot Australian summers is an understatement. You probably can’t imagine not having a way to cool your home during this time. If you encounter any of the signs below, it’s in your best interest to contact a professional, experienced company.

1. Your air conditioner isn’t cooling well

This is a sign of a failing air conditioner that almost doesn’t need an explanation. If you find yourself checking your air conditioner to be sure that it is set low enough to cool your home, but you still aren’t seeing any relief, then you have a problem. While the issue might be fixed with the right kind of air conditioner maintenance, you aren’t going to know until you call out the experts.

2. It makes unusual noises

Chances are your air conditioner system is anything but silent. You also know, though, the normal noises that it makes. Grinding, banging and other unusual sounds that you aren’t used to hearing from your air conditioner are a reason to call for service. While the culprit could be as simple as something caught in a moving component, your system could also be noisy due to its failing.

3. You smell a foul odour

You should never notice a foul odour coming from your air conditioner system or its vents, if you have a ducted system. Bacteria, mildew and mold that are being pushed into the air you breathe can make you sick. A burning odour that originates from your air conditioner could be a sign of a serious malfunction. Anytime you notice an unpleasant odour from your air conditioner, you’ll want to turn it off and call for service right away.