Do I need to have my Central Air Conditioner get serviced?
“Get your air conditioner serviced regularly.” You’ve heard this before, but what does it even mean? Are central air conditioning tuning really necessary, or can you get by just fine without this type of service?
Let’s dive into the topic and find out.
Why Should I Service My Air Conditioner?
Extend the life of the air conditioner. Maintaining your air conditioner will help it last longer. During routine maintenance, your HVAC technician will clean, adjust, and lubricate air conditioning parts. They will also look for potential problems and fix them before they become bigger problems. All of this TLC extends the life of your AC, so you can avoid the inconvenience and expense of AC replacement for a few more years.
Reduce repairs and emergencies. Nippling problems in the bud not only extends the life of your system; it also means fewer repairs and emergencies during the cold season. So you avoid that nasty downtime when your family has to sweat out the GTA summer heat without a working air conditioner. You’ll also avoid high air-conditioning repair bills, especially emergency call charges.
Improve system efficiency. When properly tuned, your system will operate at maximum efficiency. That means dependable home comforts for you and your family, as well as lower energy bills (and is kind to the planet!).
improve air quality. Your central air conditioner circulates air throughout your home. Make sure the air is fresh and healthy to breathe. Air conditioning service can improve indoor air quality by cleaning the air conditioner and ducts of dust, pollen, mold, and other contaminants.
What Happens If I Don’t Service My Air Conditioner?
Your warranty will likely be void first. Most major air conditioner brands warranties require regular professional maintenance to remain valid.
Equally important are sensitive air conditioning components that suffer – and could eventually fail – due to dirt and dust accumulation and a lack of lubrication. As a result, you may need to replace key parts or even the entire central air conditioner, which will cost you significantly more than an air conditioner service appointment.
What Goes Into Air Conditioner Maintenance?
With Carrano air, maintaining a central air conditioning system is a meticulous process. At the time of your appointment, one of our specially trained technicians will come to your home and test your air conditioning system. The maintenance session includes cleaning the system, replacing the air filter and checking over 20 items for performance and safety, including:
- Condenser fan
- Coil fins
- Refrigerant level and a leak check
- Electrical amperage and voltage
Your technician will review your central air conditioner’s assessment, discuss the issues, and recommend actions to be taken. (Of course, we do not carry out any repairs until you clearly understand the problems and give your approval.)
How Often Do I Need My Air Conditioner Serviced?
At least once a year is the time frame we recommend for an air conditioning service. Usually the best time to book is in early spring, well before the cool season. Summer is a busy time for AC service professionals, so you may have to wait longer for an appointment.
Have Your Central AC Serviced By The Experts
Nicknamed the “Friendly Experts”, Carrano Air staff offer you expert central air conditioning maintenance and troubleshooting – with a smile. We’ll answer your air conditioning questions and help you choose the best, most cost-effective solution for your cooling needs.