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Do I Really Need My Air Conditioner Maintained Every Year? 

Posted on June 3, 2024
by Appleby Systems

Are you wondering whether you really need to have your AC system serviced? The simple answer is yes. You want your AC system to run smoothly and efficiently year after year. To achieve peak performance, extend its lifespan, and optimize energy efficiency, it's crucial to maintain your air conditioner annually.  

This not only prevents inconvenient breakdowns during the sweltering summer months but also keeps your energy bills in check. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.  

What Does Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance Include? 

Annual air conditioner maintenance includes an inspection, any adjustments, calibration, and lubrication as required. A professional technician will: 

  • Check for the correct amount of refrigerant 
  • Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector 
  • Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system instead of illegally releasing it into the atmosphere 
  • Check for and seal duct leakage 
  • Measure airflow through the evaporator coil 
  • Clean the outdoor condenser coil 
  • Verify the correct electrical control sequence and make sure the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously 
  • Inspect electrical terminals and clean and tighten connections 
  • Check the accuracy of the thermostat 
  • Check condensate drainage 
  • Replace filters if required 
  • Check outdoor disconnects 
  • Ensure appropriate building code clearances 

Why Regular Maintenance is Worth It 

Did you know a clogged, dirty filter will prevent an air conditioner from cooling your home? A gunked-up filter restricts airflow through the system. Air conditioner tune-ups, which are a small investment, extend the life of your AC and improve your home's air quality. Properly tuned air conditioners also dehumidify your home while cooling it. Regular servicing is designed to prevent trouble before it starts, leading to fewer emergency and costly repairs. 

Get Your Air Conditioner Maintained by Our Experts Today 

Make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat with a professional tune-up. Contact Appleby Systems today to schedule your annual AC maintenance and enjoy a cool, comfortable home all season long. 

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