“Have your air conditioner serviced regularly.” You’ve heard that before, but what does it even mean? Are central air conditioner tune-ups really necessary, or can you manage just fine without this type of service?
Let’s dive into the subject and find out.
Why Should I Service My Air Conditioner?
Extend The Air Conditioner’s Life. Servicing your air conditioner will help it last longer. During routine maintenance, your HVAC tech will clean, adjust, and lubricate air conditioner parts. They’ll also look for any potential issues and fix them before they turn into major problems. All this TLC extends the life of your air conditioning so that you can avoid the inconvenience and expense of AC replacement for a few more years.
Reduce Repairs & Emergencies. Nipping trouble in the bud not only prolongs the life of your system; it also means fewer repairs and emergencies throughout the cooling season. You’ll escape unpleasant downtime when your family would have to sweat out the GTA summer heat without a functional air conditioner. You’ll also avoid hefty air conditioning repair bills — especially those emergency service call charges.
Improve System Efficiency. When your system is properly tuned up, it will run at peak efficiency. This means dependable home comfort for you and your family, plus lowered energy costs (and less wear and tear on the planet!).
Improve Air Quality. Your central air conditioner circulates air all through your home. Make sure that the air is fresh and healthful to breathe. Air conditioning service can improve your indoor air quality by cleaning the AC and ductwork of dust, pollen, mould, mildew, and other contaminants.
What Happens If I Don’t Service My Air Conditioner?
Your warranty will probably be voided, for starters. Warranties from most major air conditioning brands require regular professional maintenance to stay valid.
Equally important, the AC’s delicate components will suffer — and might eventually fail– due to the buildup of dirt and dust, as well as lack of lubrication. As a result, you may have to replace essential parts or even the entire central air system, which will cost you much more than an air conditioning maintenance appointment.
What Goes Into Air Conditioner Maintenance?
With Dr HVAC, central air conditioner maintenance is a detailed process. At the time of your appointment, one of our specially trained technicians will come to your home and test your air conditioning. The maintenance session involves cleaning the system, changing the air filter, and checking more than 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 evaluation, discuss trouble areas, and recommend actions to be taken. (Of course, we won’t go ahead with any repairs before you clearly understand the issues and give your okay.)
How Often Do I Need My Air Conditioner Serviced?
At least once a year is the time frame that we recommend for an air conditioner service session. Usually, the best time to book is in early spring, well in advance of the cooling season. Summer is a busy time for AC service professionals, so you might have to wait longer for an appointment then.
For regular, reliable air conditioner maintenance in the Greater Toronto Area, join our Dr HVAC Service Club. Here is the package of great benefits that you will receive as a member:
- annual maintenance visits for both your air conditioning and your furnace
- priority service — appointments guaranteed within 24 hours, even in peak season
- exclusive “members only” discounts on HVAC repairs, duct cleaning, and indoor air quality improvement products.
Have Your Central AC Serviced By The Experts
Nicknamed the “friendly experts,” Dr HVAC’s staff will provide you expert central air conditioning maintenance and troubleshooting– with a smile. We’ll answer your AC questions and help you decide the best, most cost-effective way to take care of your cooling needs.
Here’s a 5-star Google review, written by one of our many satisfied customers:
“Surprised at how quickly and frustration free this was to book an HVAC maintenance service call with Dr HVAC. Tracy in the office was very courteous and professional in booking my appointment. The service technician Steve B., was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. As stated in a previous review, quality work at the best price.”