How Often Should I Get My Air Conditioner Serviced?

One of the most frequently asked questions about AC repair and maintenance is, “How often should I get my air conditioner serviced?’ No matter how old your unit is, and even if it is running smoothly, you should always get your air conditioner inspected, cleaned, and serviced every year. The best time to schedule this annual maintenance is in the spring, ensuring that your air conditioner is in peak operating condition before the summer heat.

While this blog answers many AC repair questions, most of the troubleshooting questions addressed could be either avoided or resolved if customers had scheduled an annual air conditioner maintenance appointment. Moreover, without a regular checkup, the typical AC unit will lose 5 percent efficiency annually. Over time, this incremental increase will diminish your air conditioner’s capacity and increase the operating costs.

With a relatively low-cost maintenance and service contract, you can get your AC unit serviced, cleaned, and the filters replaced. The air conditioner service technician can also spot the early signs of a clog, moisture buildup, refrigerant leaks, and more. Additionally, annual maintenance and servicing will maximize the lifespan of your central air conditioning unit. Metro Heating & Cooling often runs deals for springtime AC tune-ups, please check out our Rebates and Specials page for our current offers.

Regardless, an annual AC maintenance and service call will pay for itself through both an improved energy-efficiency and a longer air conditioner lifespan. On the other hand, installing a new air conditioner will cost you thousands. The longer that a small problem goes unnoticed, the more likely it will become a major issue.

Do you still have questions? What haven’t we covered yet that is important to you? If you would like to schedule an appointment to get your air conditioner serviced, or need to talk about a related issue, please contact us.