Air conditioning systems (ACs) are appliances that regulate indoor air temperature, humidity, and air quality. They cool air in hot weather to keep indoor environments comfortable. However, professional maintenance is vital for these systems to operate efficiently. But just how often do you need to schedule this maintenance?

Why Maintenance is Important

AC maintenance by a professional HVAC technician will keep your system running at peak efficiency and reliability. During a maintenance call, our Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will:

  • Inspect and clean the evaporator and condenser coils
  • Check the refrigerant levels and recharge them if necessary
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Test all controls, thermostats, and other components
  • Clean or replace air filters

Regular maintenance helps identify potential issues before they escalate into major problems, saving money on repairs in the long run. It also extends the lifespan of the AC, ensuring you get the most out of your investment.

Recommended Maintenance Frequency

The general rule of thumb by HVAC professionals is to schedule AC servicing at least once a year. Many suggest servicing your unit in the spring before the temperatures heat up. This will ensure your unit is ready to run when you need it. Nevertheless, the frequency can depend on the model of AC, its age, and frequency of use.

Units that run year-round or in a commercial building may require bi-annual service to ensure they can handle the increased demand and wear and tear. Moreover, an older unit between 10 and 15 years old may require more frequent checks to offset the effects of aging components.

Don’t Forget Monthly Maintenance

Additionally, monthly maintenance can help lengthen the lifespan of your AC and eliminate many repair bills. At these monthly visits, we’ll ensure the outdoor unit isn’t crowded by debris, and we will check for unobstructed airflow around vents and returns. These simple tasks separate an efficiently running AC from one that regularly requires costly repairs.

Get in Touch With the Experts

Ignoring your annual maintenance or the need for necessary repairs can have severe outcomes. You can easily find yourself sweating out the hot weather because your system has gone on strike on the hottest day of the year.

At Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we offer not only cooling but also heating and indoor air quality services. Our experienced technicians are always ready to address your HVAC needs once you call us. So, if you reside in Sonora, CA, and the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to contact us today at Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to schedule an appointment.

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