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When should I service my air conditioning?

Every twelve months is the best time to service your air conditioner, and the best season to do so is just before the change of any season.

When you buy your first home, you start to think about many things you didn’t know before you rented or leased it. Now, you worry about how much it will cost to water your yard. You must think about mowing, pulling weeds, tightening loose cabinets, weather stripping, caulking bathtubs, and servicing your air conditioner, including your home’s air conditioning system.

Since it’s getting warmer, it makes sense that many people are thinking about their air conditioners. Should they be taken care of regularly, and how often and when? After all, you don’t want your air conditioner to stop working during the summer.

Let’s understand what maintenance is all about

Air Conditioning Maintenance Technician

 

Most heating and air conditioning contractors offer this service, but the standard of service may vary. Depending on the season, your air-conditioning technician will usually have a list of things to check, test, clean, and adjust your cooling or heating system. This level of maintenance goes beyond the simple things you should do every few months on your own, like changing your air filter and making sure your outdoor unit is clear of anything that could block it.

During your air-conditioning maintenance appointment, your technician may make changes that help your system run better and use less energy. But there may be broken parts or major problems with your air conditioning system. If so, you may need to schedule a service to fix or replace a part.

Am I Supposed to Maintain My AC?

Your home’s air conditioning unit needs to be taken care of, just like your car or heating system. Since you’ll need your air conditioner the most in the summer, we recommend getting it serviced in the spring, when the weather is still nice enough to live without it.

Another common question from our customers is, “How often should I have my air conditioner serviced?” We recommend getting your air conditioner and heater serviced once a year. When the spring comes around again, you can turn it on and see how well it works.

If everything is working well, you don’t have to call a technician to change the air filter because you can do it yourself. To do this, find the slot on the unit where the filter goes. Slide-out the old filter and put a brand-new one in its place. Remember which side of the air filter should be on the outside as you do this. Before changing the air filter, read the manufacturer’s instructions about what kind of filter to use and how to change the old one.

When should you call a maintenance technician?

Technician repairing an air conditioning

 

If you turn on your air conditioner and it makes strange noises or doesn’t blow cold air, you should call a professional as soon as possible. You don’t want to run your unit when something is wrong because it can lead to greater damage, where you’d have to buy a new one when a simple repair is all that is required.