As with any other systems and appliances used on a regular basis, it really does pay to have you air conditioning system serviced regularly. Not only will proper maintenance keep your air conditioning system running for longer, it will also help to keep its costs down, as well as keeping it performing at its best.
So whilst servicing your air conditioning unit is essential, just how often should you be getting it done and what time in the year is best to do so? You can find information for all of this, right here in our guide.
What will a service help to prevent?
Regularly servicing your air conditioning system will certainly help it to keep running at its best as well as keeping the cost of its bills down, but it will also help to spot any faults or issues that could prove extremely costly further down the line.
Blocked, dirty and clogged up filters are the perfect example of this. Catching this early is as simple as a quick clean to be remedied, but left untreated for a long amount of time, and you could face hefty charges to repair water leaks or a failing fan motor.
Improper servicing and maintenance of an air conditioning unit can also lead to refrigerant leaks, which over time, can prevent any hot or cold air from being produced and creating an incredibly expensive standard fan instead.
What does an air conditioning service consist of?
When done regularly, an air conditioning service is extremely quick and fairly simple for a qualified professional to carry out.
They will clean the system’s coil using an anti-bacterial solution, before unblocking and cleaning out filters, assessing the condition of compressors and electrical components, cleaning out drip trays and assessing the performance of the unit.
How often should your air conditioning system be serviced?
How often you should have your system serviced depends on what your air conditioning is used for.
Domestic air conditioning systems used in residential properties only need to be serviced at least once a year, because they are used far less than a commercial air conditioning unit.
Commercial systems, on the other hand, should be looked over by a professional at least twice a year. However, some manufacturers would recommend servicing the system 4 times a year, where possible.
What time of year is best to have an air conditioning service?
The type of air conditioning service you have will help to determine the best type of year to have it serviced.
If your system is designed to blow out cool air only, you will want to have it serviced in time for the hot, dry days in summer. Try to book a service in during spring, to ensure the system is performing at its best when it’s needed the most. If you can only book it in once a year, spring is the best time to do so.
However, if you have a hvac system, which provides both cool and hot air, you will certainly want to consider having it serviced in spring and in autumn. This will make sure the unit is in top notch condition ahead of the summer and winter months, when you are mostly likely going to use it.
Make sure to book in an air conditioning service in your calendar at least once a year, to prevent any faults or failures and to make the most of what your system can offer.