How Often Should My Air Conditioner Be Serviced?

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How Often Should My Air Conditioner Be Serviced?

In our previous blog post, we discussed the benefits of regular AC maintenance and how foregoing periodic check-ups can lead to greater costs and problems down the road. But how often is it appropriate to have an inspection of your air conditioner in Northern California?

Annual Check-ups

The general rule of thumb is to have your air conditioning system serviced once per year. An annual inspection allows for potential problems to be identified before any sustained damage occurs and helps to avoid replacing costly parts. 

However, annual services may not be enough in every situation. Considerations such as the amount of use, location, and age of the system all factor in to how often an air conditioning unit should be checked. For that reason, we often recommend biannual check-ups instead.

Biannual Check-ups

Biannual check-ups are a safer option for maintaining your air conditioner in Northern California. Changes in temperature throughout the year may cause failures in your AC system, particularly if part of your system was not used during the winter or summer season. This probably rings true for many in Northern California who tend not to use their air conditioner during the cooler seasons. Surprisingly, this lack of use can lead to higher energy consumption, an increase in your utility bills, and potential health risks, as well. 

For instance, if left alone for a season, fungi may form on the outside of the conditioner. When you begin to use the AC system again, this fungi can enter the airflow and contaminate the air in your rooms.

Older Systems

It’s also worth mentioning that the older a system gets, the more likely it will need regular repairs and inspections, similar to a vehicle. Biannual inspections will become more of a necessity in these cases in order to avoid costly repairs and potential health risks. Plus, with regular check-ups, your maintenance provider will be able to help you decide how long you should keep your current air conditioner in Northern California before it’s time to get a new one.

Our team at Energy Saving Pros provides professional-quality installation services for commercial and residential air conditioning units. Among the many reasons our clientele choose us are our 10-year warranty on all AC systems and the fact that we only hire professional installers with 20+ years of experience. Call us today at 866-497-6527 and let the Energy Saving Pros team solve your AC needs.


Photo by Florencia Potter on Unsplash 08/19/2019