Air conditioners can benefit significantly from routine maintenance. An AC that is well-maintained will run more efficiently for a longer period of time. Your home’s air conditioning unit helps keep the indoor air clean. That alone is one important reason to maintain your air conditioner on a regular basis. Although you can perform some maintenance on your own, many tasks are best left to a professional. Below, we look at the question of how often you should have your air conditioner serviced. At Comfort By Design, we understand the potential problems you may encounter with your air conditioning system. Our team offers the inspection, maintenance, and repair services to solve these issues quickly.
When Should You Have Your AC Serviced?
The summer season is hard on many air conditioners throughout the United States, and the Colorado Springs area is no exception. Many professionals recommend having your air conditioner serviced once per year at a minimum. Ideally, this inspection and maintenance service should occur in the spring, a number or weeks before the summer temperatures arrive. This will help ensure your AC unit is in top shape for the hot summer months.
In the spring, an AC unit in Colorado Springs is just starting to come back into operation after several months of lying dormant. During this time of inactivity, dust may have accumulated inside and on the unit and important parts have been inactive for months.
It is best to identify AC concerns during this brief time period in the spring so that if any repairs are needed, they can be made before they turn into potentially more expensive problems as the unit works harder in the summer.
It is important to maintain a schedule of AC checkups, particularly if you have family members in a high risk category for heat exposure, such as the elderly and infants.
What Is An AC System Checkup?
An AC system checkup or tune-up involve a complete evaluation of the system to diagnose any potential issues. The AC technician may check refrigerant levels and add refrigerant as needed. The technician may also perform any need repairs or replacements of AC parts.