No law requires regular maintenance of an AC unit. However, any expert would recommend doing so. While some people think it is just a waste of money, you should understand why experts think it is essential to have your AC serviced every year.
Why Is It Needed?
Most experts recommend having your AC serviced every year. There are many reasons why this can benefit you in the long run. Here are some of those:
- If there is an issue, you can settle it right away before it gets bigger. This helps you avoid worse trouble and more costly repairs in the future.
- The system performs optimally while it is clean, so you breathe in higher-quality air.
- Your AC will be more energy-efficient. This means lower electricity bills at the end of the month and less harm to our environment.
- It lowers the risk of overheating and overpressuring the machine, so your HVAC unit may last longer.
What Needs to be Serviced
Some HVAC contractors might have a special annual maintenance service package. But still, you need to use this checklist. Just to be sure, here is what you need to get for your AC:
Air Filter Replacement
Dust and dirt tend to build up in the air filter, causing clogs. This results in lower air quality, higher energy consumption, and lower general performance of the AC unit itself. Your air filters need to be replaced regularly to prevent this issue.
The evaporator coils and condenser coils also catch dirt that will eventually accumulate. They need to be cleaned regularly so your unit can work with high efficiency and last longer.
Leakage Detection and Treatment
Leaked refrigerant or air ducts could affect the entire system. If left untreated, this will grow worse and have a bigger impact. Your AC maintenance technician should know how to inspect your HVAC system to see if there is any leakage. Upon finding any, the technician also should know how to fix it.
Refrigerant Level Inspection
With a low level of refrigerant, the air blown out of your AC would not be cold enough. A good HVAC contractor will capture the refrigerant that needs to be taken out of the system. Releasing refrigerant into open air is against the law because it harms the environment.
The whole system needs to be tested to see if all the sensors and controls are working perfectly. Ask your technician to check on your thermostat too, to see if it is still accurate. Even the airflow needs to be measured to see if it falls short.
Engine Checking and Treatment
Your engine may wear out as time goes by. Sometimes it needs lubrication to smooth up the system. Parts that are loose need to be tightened up and those that are already damaged might need replacement.
Considering all the benefits, you probably see now why experts say it is best to have your AC serviced every year. Just make sure that you hire the right HVAC contractor so your AC gets the best treatment.
For more information, see: Why Do I Feel Hot in an Air-Conditioned Room?
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