How Often Should You Get Your Air Conditioning Unit Serviced

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Routine maintenance on your air conditioning unit can save you money, and inconvenience in the long run. But how often should you get it serviced? In short it should be serviced once a year, but there are also a few ‘housekeeping’ tips that can help ensure your air conditioning unit is working all year round.

House Keeping Tips

Changing the air filter: one of the easiest and most important ways to maintain your AC unit is to change the air filter. You don’t need a professional air conditioning company for this, you should be able to locate the filter slide out the old one and insert a new one. Be sure refer to your manufacturers guidelines to make sure you get the right filter size and follow the correct steps when changing.

Assess the unit’s performance: Turn the unit right up periodically and see how it fares. Do you feel like its thoroughly cooling the room? Is it quiet or does it seem to be making more noise than it used to? Do note that if you haven’t used the unit in a while you may notice a smell, this is the air conditioning unit’s way of clearing out any dust that may have settled since the last time it was used.

Calling in the Professionals

If you do notice a smell coming from the unit, or you find that it is not heating the room very well then you may want to call in the help of a professional air conditioning company. You should really do this as soon as possible as the problem might get worse if you ignore it and hope it will go away.

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An air conditioning company can clean the evaporator and condenser and can inspect if the coolant levels are low, in which case they will need topped up. They can also clean the coil which often collects dirt and sometimes lowers the efficiency of the unit. The air conditioning company can also test the temperatures around your house, to make sure the unit is cooling thoroughly.

Also, in general you should get the air conditioning unit serviced once a year, regardless of whether you have any problems with it or not. Getting a yearly AC unit service helps your unit to run smoothly, it can increase the lifespan and it can also lower overall repair costs. On top of this it may also ensure your air conditioning unit warranty is honoured if anything is to go wrong with it.

If you would like an air conditioning company to service your unit, AC installs can offer a range of servicing packages suitable for all budgets. Get in touch for a free quote.

Posted By on January 19th, 2021 in Air Conditioning

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