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Understanding Your Air Conditioner Maintenance Schedule

When was the last time you had your air conditioner checked by a professional? If you don't remember, it's time to do it more often. A poorly maintained AC unit can lead to health hazards and increase your energy bills.

The average lifespan of air conditioners is around 12 to 15 years or longer. But it can also be as little as four or five years if you don't take care of it. Knowing your air conditioner maintenance schedule is a must.

The filters and other components of your AC unit are subject to wear and tear. Routine maintenance can help slow down this process and ensure the proper functioning of your air conditioner. Plus, it can increase its lifespan and reduce the chances of a costly breakdown.

Wondering how often you should call the pros? Here's what you should know about routine maintenance and why it matters!

Is Air Conditioner Maintenance Really Necessary?

Even older air conditioners with worn-out motors or dirty filters can work by turning up the power. For this reason, many consumers don't notice their decline in performance for months or even years. When they do realize it, they end up with sky-high energy bills.

Regular checkups can help detect potential issues before they escalate. An experienced HVAC team will also take the steps needed to improve your air conditioner performance and efficiency.

Depending on the problem, they may replace the filters, clean the AC unit, add Freon, and more.

A poorly maintained AC unit can also affect your health. Over time, dust and debris can clog the filters and accumulate inside the unit. This may increase your risk of asthma attacks, allergic reactions, and difficulty breathing.

Routine maintenance may help prevent these problems and reduce the frequency of asthma attacks. Furthermore, your air conditioner can decrease indoor humidity, as well as the amount of airborne pollen entering your home. That is, if you maintain it properly.

A longer operational life, lower repair costs, and reduced energy bills are all potential benefits of regular AC maintenance. Not to mention significant improvements in air quality!

Air Conditioner Maintenance Schedule: How Often Should You Call the Pros?

Now that you know about the importance of regular air conditioner service, you may wonder how often you should do it.

Ideally, call an air conditioning company at least once a year. Do it in the spring to make sure your AC unit is ready for the hot summer days.

However, if you notice any red flags, reach out to an HVAC expert right away. These may include odd noises, strange odors, higher energy bills, and more.

Watch out for the follows signs too:

  • Uneven cooling
  • Warm air
  • Weak airflow
  • Musty smell
  • Water leaks from the AC unit

A weak airflow, for example, may indicate problems with the condenser unit, vents, or registers. It may also be due to clogged filters or blocked ducts.

The longer you wait to call for help, the worse it gets. An HVAC professional can check the ductwork, blower fans, and other parts to detect the source of your AC problems.

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Keep Your Air Conditioner Functioning Optimally

Like all appliances, cooling systems have a limited lifespan. Common mistakes, such as ignoring your air conditioner maintenance schedule, can shorten its life and result in costly repairs.

Our team at 1-800-Plumber can check, clean, and sanitize your AC unit to ensure it works optimally. We're available 24/7, whether you're dealing with a faulty AC system, clogged drains, or plumbing problems. Reach out to us today to discuss your needs!

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