How Often Should Your AC Unit Be Inspected?

Some people forget about having their air conditioning unit serviced until they have problems getting it to function or it breaks down in the middle of a hot summer day. Having it inspected by a skilled HVAC expert will save you time, frustration and money in the end.

You might be wondering how often you should have your unit checked, as well as what you should expect from the professionals. Well, according to most air conditioning dealers, your appliance should be inspected at least once a year. Preferably, in the springtime, before the climate starts sizzling.

Here are some of the things you can expect the air technician to do…

  • An air conditioner can accumulate dirt and debris from the environment and this can clog up the interior. It can be worse if you have pets. The technician will examine the filters to see if they are grimy and need changing or replacing. Of course, if nothing is hindering the airflow, this action will make the unit run more proficiently.
  • They will check the drain lines to make sure they are not obstructed, which could result in an excessive buildup of moisture. This process helps keep mold and mildew from developing, as well as prevents carpets and walls from being ruined by becoming damp.
  • The air conditioner system’s condenser coils can become grungy by outdoor elements such as leaves, grass, dirt and dust blowing in the wind.

The service person will make sure they check the coils to see if any rubbish has collected on or between them. If so, they will thoroughly remove all trash within the unit and this will result in the motor running smoothly without overheating.

Whether your air conditioning unit has been around for a while or it is fairly new, having it inspected every year is one way to increase its longevity, keep your bill from increasing, as well as save you the hassle of trying to find someone in the middle of a heat wave.

If you're looking for a heating and cooling professional, contact AJR Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration today!