Factors That Affect The Air Conditioning Efficiency

chameleon | 28 June 2022

If you have an aircon system on your property, be it residential, commercial, or industrial, there are a few factors that you must keep an eye out for, to problems and/or low efficiency.

It is very important to know the most common problems and factors that can affect your aircon unit’s efficiency, to prevent bigger issues further down the line, and for your peace of mind. These may vary from case to case, but we have listed the most common factors to help you:

Lack of maintenance

As silly as it may sound, the lack of maintenance is one of the biggest problems that can affect your air conditioning’s efficiency. It is essential to schedule regular air conditioning servicing and maintenance to avoid bigger problems and high costs. Our authorised engineers at TRAC will service your aircon and repair any problems they may come across, there and then.

Poor airflow

When the air is not passing through your aircon system efficiently, it may be consuming more energy than it should, which can lead to issues such as leaks, coil freezing and poor efficiency. This may be a result of a dirty filter or a ductwork issue.

Blocked drains

These can lead to water leakage, which is normal when the weather is humid or hot. We advise you to keep an eye out because if the leaking is constant, this may indicate a system issue with your aircon, which can include blocked drainpipes, dirty filters, or condensation in the pan.


Noises coming from your air con unit may not necessarily be anything to worry about, but in some cases, they should be cause for concern. These may vary from humming to shrieking noises, with each noise generally indicating potential problems which could be associated with refrigerant leaks, motor, or compressor problems.

If you’re concerned about your air conditioning making an unusual sound, it is best to call your air conditioning supplier for advice.

Please note that many other factors can affect the efficiency of an aircon system, and this is one of the reasons why an air conditioning service by a trusted company is so important. We highly recommend you avoid trying to fix the issues without a proper technician to avoid damage to your aircon system unit.

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