Air Conditioning

How often do I clean my air filter?

A general indication is when the filter light flashes. But depending on the environment or the air purity, in a normal domestic situation once every season is adequate. In a commercial situation, once every month.

I‘ve cleaned my air filter but the light won’t go off?

You will need to press the reset button. On wall splits and floor consoles you will need to remove the grille to find the reset button. With ducted, light commercial and commercial situations the reset button is on the controller.

Can I switch my air conditioner off at the power point or at the fuse box?

It is OK to turn the power off, especially if you are away for long periods. Most units have a low wattage crankcase heater that keeps the compressor warm. If the compressor is cold, damage will occur at start-up. If you turn off your air conditioner it must be turned on at least 12 hrs before use.

I have a ducted air conditioner and the air only comes out in part of the house?

Ducted systems can be designed so that only parts of the house (zones) can be air conditioned at a time. Check that the zone switch is turned on.

The unit won’t switch on and the green (or red) operation lamp is flashing?

Please contact your installer or Daikin Australia for your nearest Service provider.

During the heating cycle, a white mist is expelled from the outdoor fans?

During winter, most air conditioners defrost when the outdoor temperature is below 6°C. This mist is normal, it is only warm water vapour being expelled.

How can I save energy when using my Daikin air conditioner?

The following tips will ensure your Daikin air conditioner is both comfortable and economical all year round:

  • During hot weather, turn your air conditioner on early rather than working it harder once your home warms up.
  • Adjust the louvres on split system air conditioners so they disperse air downwards when heating and upwards when cooling.
  • Clean the air filter regularly.
  • Check the energy star labels on your air conditioner – the more stars, the more energy efficient.


Why does my fluorescent light blink or flicker?

The tube and/or starter may be faulty and requires replacement

Why does my safety switch keep tripping?

More than likely you have a faulty appliance such as an electric kettle, iron, refrigerator or freezer, heater etc. Unplug each appliance and reset the safety switch until you identify the faulty appliance. The faulty appliance can then be repaired or replaced. If you are still unable to identify the fault you may require the services of a licensed electrician.

Why do we keep blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers?

Chances are that the circuit is overloaded and the fuse or circuit breaker is doing its job of protecting the circuit. Limit the amount of devices on the circuit or operate them separately e.g. don’t use the toaster, kettle and washing machine at the same time. If the problem persists you may need your electrical circuits to be checked by a licensed electrician.

I have no hot water!

You may have a problem with your electric hot water service, check the fuse and replace if necessary, if the problem persists call a licensed electrician to inspect and test your hot water service.