Brisbane is known for its sunny and warm weather, but sometimes it can get too hot to handle. When your air conditioner breaks down in the middle of a heatwave, you need a quick and effective solution. Here are some steps you can take to keep your cool and get your air con back on track.

Quick Fixes: Checking the Basics

Feeling the heat because your air conditioner decided to take a break? Before panicking, run through some quick fixes. Check for tripped circuit breakers, blown fuses, loose plugs or a faulty thermostat. Don’t forget to inspect the air filter and vents for any dust or debris. A dirty or clogged filter can reduce the airflow and efficiency of your air con so it’s worth checking that as well. If DIYing isn’t your thing, reach out to the experts for a reliable and affordable fix.

Calling in the Pros

When the basics fail, it’s time to call in the experts to get your air conditioner running again. There could be a number of reasons why your air con unit decides to stop working and often the easiest solution is to call out to the professionals. Whether your unit needs to be repaired or simply cleaned, they will let you know what needs to be done to get it running efficiently once again.

Surviving the Wait

While you wait for the cavalry to arrive, take measures to stay cool and hydrated. Drink plenty of water, wear light clothing, and use fans or ice packs. Close curtains to block the sun, open windows for fresh air, and avoid heat generating appliances. You can also try some natural remedies, such as spraying yourself with a mist of water and peppermint oil.

Think About Taking Preventive Measures

Avoid future air con meltdowns by planning ahead. Schedule regular maintenance with us to keep your system running smoothly and efficiently. We can check for any issues, such as leaks, corrosion or wear and tear, and fix them before they become bigger problems. Also consider upgrading to a more efficient model. We can help you choose the best air conditioner for your home or business, based on your needs, budget and preferences. For added convenience and savings, invest in a smart thermostat which we can also help you install and set up. A smart thermostat can automatically adjust the temperature according to your schedule, preferences and weather conditions, saving you energy and money.

So in the heat of a Brisbane summer, rely on Rob Martin Electrical to keep your cool and your air conditioning running smoothly. If you’re experiencing problems with your air conditioner, then just get in touch with us today.