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Planning a DIY AC Cleaning? Stop! Let the Experts Handle It

Spring is nature’s way to say it’s time to enjoy!


Winter has already passed, and the spring has finally arrived. Now is the time for us to enjoy and bask under the clear sunny sky.

This is the season to celebrate some may even wish to clean their air conditioning unit on their own. But wait! Is it wise to go and clean it on your own?

It might be tempting but there are many reasons why you shouldn’t clean your AC unit on your own.


There are a few basic cleaning things that you can do on your own with your AC. This includes wiping off visible dust and dirt on the outer part of the unit. You can also clean its surrounding to remove any clutters that can be sucked by it.

But if you’re thinking of opening your unit and clean it yourself, DON’T.  Read below the dangers that you can encounter from DIY AC cleaning.

Planning a DIY AC Cleaning? Stop! Let the Experts Handle It

Chemical leak

Air conditioners run with the use of chemical components like carbon monoxide. If you try to DIY the cleaning of you AC, you may accidentally crack the furnace and cause for this chemical to leak. Once this chemical leaks from your AC, it can cause an explosion and put your house on fire.


Health hazards

You cannot easily detect if there’s a leak because you can’t smell carbon monoxide. The sad thing is if you get exposed to carbon monoxide in huge amounts, the effect can be drastic. This includes the following as published in NSW Government Health’s website.

  • Flu-like symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue
  • Chest pain in people with coronary heart disease
  • At higher concentration: impaired vision and coordination, dizziness and confusion
  • Potentially serious health effects on unborn babies when exposed to high levels



Electrocution and cutting are just some of the dangers you may put yourself into when cleaning your AC unit on your own. Remember, there is a reason why these AC technicians needed to study months and pass licenses. They need to have the right skills and knowledge.

So, do not try to clean your AC on your own just to put yourself, your family, and your home at risks. Instead, call a professional technician to handle the cleaning and maintenance of your AC.


Damaged system and forfeited warranty

Appliances have service and maintenance warranty that goes along with it.

What happens if you do the repair and maintenance on your own?

The warranty gets void.

So why fix it when you can get a technician to do it based around your warranty.

Here at Wahoo Air Conditioning, we are licensed to check and repair different brands of AC units. Learn more. 


Wasted time, effort, and money

You may think that you can save more by doing the cleaning on your own, however, without professional help, there’s a large probability of you damaging the unit. This will lead you to pay more for repair and worst, hospitalisation if you end up harming yourself. Sad to say, but you can waste your time, effort, and money on doing it yourself.

So, let the experts do it.


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If you want to keep and maintain a clean and properly functioning AC, getting a professional is the best and safest option to do. With their knowledge and expertise, you can ensure that your AC is well-maintained without risking yourself, your family, and your home.

Wahoo Air Conditioning have AC technicians that are licensed and trained to handle AC installation, maintenance, and repair in ClontarfBalmoralBribie IslandBulimbaGreen SlopesHawthorneMorningside, Noosa, North BrisbaneNorth LakesRedcliffeSouth Brisbane, and North Lakes. Let us help you clean your AC to ensure that it can efficiently work throughout the Spring season.

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