How often is it best to service your AC/Furnace?
Whilst a lot of professionals say that you should service your home air conditioning once a year, it also is said that you should consider regular maintenance and also “housekeeping” in between these periods. Spring is the best time to service your AC unit, just before the warmer months come and you are more likely to turn on the AC. By checking for any issues, you can troubleshoot in advance and call out the professionals before you are adversely affected by the heat. If you will not do the regular air conditioner/HVAC servicing, then you will likely find that dirt and dust will build up in filters and will keep your unit from working effectively and can even contribute to certain allergies/illnesses. This will cause extra stress, time and money. Therefore, be sure that you always schedule these services far enough in advance to prevent issues. Also, using a professional company, licensed and insured, will ensure your professional knows all about your system. Even if your system does not exhibit any problems, you must still have it serviced yearly. It will always be considerably less expensive and less stress to take care of these issues when they are small.
Tip: Turn down the AC when it is not needed to avoid overworking. When leaving the house for long hours, or during periods when it’s cooler in the evening. This will allow the entire operating mechanism of the air conditioner to rest, and will feel significantly more pleasant when the air conditioner is running. This is something that will prevent future malfunctions and also allow for good and efficient operation of the air conditioner years to come.