Alison Praetz
Alison Praetz
2024-04-19
Alpha Air put a split system into my older style 2nd level apartment in Elwood. A more complicated process than many other properties. They were prompt , thorough & flexible about the upfront deposit. The tradies who installed the unit were respectful, friendly & did a great job. They even sent someone back to the property (at my request) free of charge, to help me set up the WiFi control system. I’d definitely recommend Alpha Air Heating & Cooling.
Steve Hill
Steve Hill
2024-04-14
The whole team at Alpha Air were exceptional to deal with from start to finish. Daniel and the entire installation team were polite, friendly and efficient. They left no mess at all and were a pleasure to deal with, absolutely recommend Alpha Air
Neetha Desineni
Neetha Desineni
2024-04-05
We have just had AlphaAir helping us with a new ducted reverse cycle system for our home- they were such a brilliant team, starting with Matt, Darren, Locky and also Daniel & the other person that helped installing the unit onsite. They were very accommodating despite their busy schedules, had been prompt and professional with answering all questions we have asked in the process. We do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to install/update their heating & cooling systems. Thanks guys :)
Sarah Davis
Sarah Davis
2024-03-20
Couldn’t speak more highly of the team- Matt who organised a last minute install after another company mishap, full explanation and application for for gov rebates which others didn’t, so saving me hundreds. Daniel, Dylan, Matt, amazing service and craftsmanship start to finish. Every step of the install Daniel took the time to show and explain where he would be placing units and made sure I was satisfied. Was professional and cleaned up the site after checking multiple times. Walk through at the conclusion for any questions and showed me his work. I absolutely recommend to anyone looking for heating and cooling. 10 stars.
Daryl Gilbert
Daryl Gilbert
2024-03-19
Alpha Air installed our electric reverse cycle ducted air conditioning and heating system. Alpha is a family run business and provided personal and professional service throughout all stages of the process. Also, their price was competitive and the installation was completed on schedule. I would highly recommend Alpha Air for their expertise, customer service and their friendly and extremely competent staff. Daryl Gilbert
SONIC PLAYGROUND
SONIC PLAYGROUND
2024-03-13
Great service. Highly recommend Alpha Air
Jamie Lechte
Jamie Lechte
2024-03-05
I requested a quote from Alpha a little while back and was told that the installation would be straightforward and a 'good deal'. When i received the quote, i was shocked that the pricing was 60-70%+ or more higher than market value of the units plus a reasonable install fee, so of course I let it go. I was continually contacted to take up the offer, but I ignored. When i initially submitted this review, i was immediately harassed, phone called repeatedly about this feedback, basically telling me / threatening me to remove the feedback. The owner is a charlatan looking to take people for a ride and is also dishonest. Be wary.
Caroline Chang
Caroline Chang
2024-03-01
We had a great experience working with Alpha Air. The team were fast to respond to my enquiry, especially in the middle of summer. They provided competitive quotes/prices both for the installation and our preferred product (Split System Air conditioning unit). Installation was quick and easy to organise.
Tim Cartwright
Tim Cartwright
2024-02-28
Great family company. From our first call re quotes through to installation of heating and cooling, everyone has been great to deal with. Good advice on what we needed, excellent price for work. Really impressed with personal service right through process. Sue & Tim

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When Should I Get My Heater Serviced? (Cost, Pro Tips, And More)

A broken heater can cost anywhere from $100 to $2,000, depending on the specific parts involved. But if you’re trying to avoid replacing an entire HVAC system, it can be even costlier after factoring in labour costs, researching the most suitable heater, and transporting it to your home.

So to avoid all of these headaches, it pays to have your heating system serviced – but how often should you opt for maintenance and what are the specifics?

In this post, our trained team answers everything you need to know about getting your system back up and running, or preventing it from breaking down in the future.

When should I get my heater serviced?

You should get your heater serviced twice a year during spring and autumn, if possible.

While this may seem excessive, regular maintenance checks are crucial for prolonging the lifespan of your overall system. Additionally, if you live in warmer climates and don’t use your heater frequently, servicing it only in autumn as a once-per-year solution will provide your unit with enough T.L.C to maintain longevity.

However, a bi-annual checkup is still recommended to repair any hidden damages and prevent possible health implications. (We can help you with this.)

What happens if you don’t service your heater?

Firstly, any existing issues in your heater will not be repaired in a timely manner, leaving you to run the risk of them getting even worse. These issues can be as simple or as complex as a hole in the vents, ignition failure, or broken circuitry, among many others.

Dust, debris, and bacteria will also build up in your heating system, leaving you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and allergies, not to mention increasing your chance of internal fires. Aside from all this, regular heater servicing optimises energy efficiency, helping you to save on your rising household bills.

Unfortunately, like most appliances, heaters experience wear and tear over the years. A simple maintenance check will help you replace any inefficient parts, thus lowering your electricity or gas bills and saving you money in the long run.

Getting your heater serviced will also keep your warranty active, with many of these policies requiring you to get your unit serviced annually. Avoiding this might mean your warranty will not cover damages due to lack of maintenance.

Finally, regular heater inspections will prepare you for colder seasons. Even months of idleness can cause issues in your heating system and possibly emit cold air – something you don’t want on a chilly winter’s night in Melbourne.

You may be interested: Is your ducted heating system ready for winter?
How much does a heater service cost?

Depending on the situation, our trained team of specialists will typically service your heater for $250, with an additional $100 for second-storey evaporative coolers.

You can also opt for gas safety checks for RTA compliance for $275 per home.
What can I expect from a heater service?
We check for issues in the entire heating system via visual inspection and instrument readings. Some components we inspect during a heater service include:
– Thermostat
– Heat exchanger
– Fan
– Ignition system
– Ventilation
– Electrical wiring
– Gas pressure
– Switches
– Filters
Stay warm this winter, get your heater serviced
Our trained team of experienced specialists will service any HVAC system in Melbourne, keeping you 100% comfortable and prepared for the coming winter.

For more information about serving your heater, call 1300 854 525 or request a free quote now.

Alison Praetz
Alison Praetz
2024-04-19
Alpha Air put a split system into my older style 2nd level apartment in Elwood. A more complicated process than many other properties. They were prompt , thorough & flexible about the upfront deposit. The tradies who installed the unit were respectful, friendly & did a great job. They even sent someone back to the property (at my request) free of charge, to help me set up the WiFi control system. I’d definitely recommend Alpha Air Heating & Cooling.
Steve Hill
Steve Hill
2024-04-14
The whole team at Alpha Air were exceptional to deal with from start to finish. Daniel and the entire installation team were polite, friendly and efficient. They left no mess at all and were a pleasure to deal with, absolutely recommend Alpha Air
Neetha Desineni
Neetha Desineni
2024-04-05
We have just had AlphaAir helping us with a new ducted reverse cycle system for our home- they were such a brilliant team, starting with Matt, Darren, Locky and also Daniel & the other person that helped installing the unit onsite. They were very accommodating despite their busy schedules, had been prompt and professional with answering all questions we have asked in the process. We do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to install/update their heating & cooling systems. Thanks guys :)
Sarah Davis
Sarah Davis
2024-03-20
Couldn’t speak more highly of the team- Matt who organised a last minute install after another company mishap, full explanation and application for for gov rebates which others didn’t, so saving me hundreds. Daniel, Dylan, Matt, amazing service and craftsmanship start to finish. Every step of the install Daniel took the time to show and explain where he would be placing units and made sure I was satisfied. Was professional and cleaned up the site after checking multiple times. Walk through at the conclusion for any questions and showed me his work. I absolutely recommend to anyone looking for heating and cooling. 10 stars.
Daryl Gilbert
Daryl Gilbert
2024-03-19
Alpha Air installed our electric reverse cycle ducted air conditioning and heating system. Alpha is a family run business and provided personal and professional service throughout all stages of the process. Also, their price was competitive and the installation was completed on schedule. I would highly recommend Alpha Air for their expertise, customer service and their friendly and extremely competent staff. Daryl Gilbert
SONIC PLAYGROUND
SONIC PLAYGROUND
2024-03-13
Great service. Highly recommend Alpha Air
Jamie Lechte
Jamie Lechte
2024-03-05
I requested a quote from Alpha a little while back and was told that the installation would be straightforward and a 'good deal'. When i received the quote, i was shocked that the pricing was 60-70%+ or more higher than market value of the units plus a reasonable install fee, so of course I let it go. I was continually contacted to take up the offer, but I ignored. When i initially submitted this review, i was immediately harassed, phone called repeatedly about this feedback, basically telling me / threatening me to remove the feedback. The owner is a charlatan looking to take people for a ride and is also dishonest. Be wary.
Caroline Chang
Caroline Chang
2024-03-01
We had a great experience working with Alpha Air. The team were fast to respond to my enquiry, especially in the middle of summer. They provided competitive quotes/prices both for the installation and our preferred product (Split System Air conditioning unit). Installation was quick and easy to organise.
Tim Cartwright
Tim Cartwright
2024-02-28
Great family company. From our first call re quotes through to installation of heating and cooling, everyone has been great to deal with. Good advice on what we needed, excellent price for work. Really impressed with personal service right through process. Sue & Tim

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