It’s difficult to give a cover-all figure when it comes to air conditioning service intervals. Thanks to modern innovations and energy efficiency, some home A/C systems require little more than a once-yearly service, while dated and inefficient home air conditioning systems can often demand two or even three services annually.
It all comes down to how you use it. Most air conditioning systems are built for routine use, created for year-round cooling and designed to withstand even the most intense heat wave. It’s not so much the endless operation that leaves many air conditioners in need of a service, but the conditions that they’re operated in.
Does your living room feel a little humid? Our summers aren’t exactly cool and crisp, and each drop of airborne water is one that can wear down your home’s air conditioning system. Manufacturers are aware of the maintenance needs faced by those in humid climate zones, suggesting that users within the tropical and subtropical bands service their air conditioners more often than those in temperate areas.
But it’s not just humidity that makes servicing a necessity. Airborne grit and salt can cause problems for air conditioning users, often to the point of rendering dated equipment useless and unusable. Air conditioning systems can suck in salt and sand, leaving those located near the beach with a gritty air filter and questionable home air quality. It’s uncomfortable, potentially dangerous for asthmatics, and best prevented through regular air conditioner servicing.
Finally, there are reasons beyond the environmental for keeping your air conditioner maintained and regularly serviced. Efficiency experts have found that unserviced air conditioning systems use more electricity than those which are routinely maintained, leading to higher power bills and a greater environmental impact.
Research would suggest that they’re also less effective at keeping your house cool. Worn equipment tends to perform poorly, leaving your home’s air supply less breathable than it could be. We suggest calling a professional whenever your air conditioning begins to pump out harsh or uncomfortable air, but it’s often best to prevent it entirely by pre-emptively servicing your home system.
While there’s no all-encompassing guide to keeping your air conditioner fresh and operational, these strategies can ensure that you’re never far from fresh air and comfortable temperatures. As always, it’s best to have a professional carry out your air conditioning service to ensure that your equipment and home ventilation system remain free of damage.
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