How Often Should My AC Unit Be Inspected?

Most people will only get their AC units inspected when they detect a problem. When the appliance starts producing strange noises or blows warm air, this is when most homeowners will call for technical assistance. While it is likely that most people will not think about an inspection when the unit is working perfectly, it is recommended that you get your air conditioner and furnace inspected at least once every year. After the inspection, it is advisable to have the unit cleaned for optimal performance.

Why you should get your AC Unit inspected

There are many reasons why you should have your AC unit inspected on a regular basis. When an Ac system is inspected and cleaned properly, this will result in operational efficiency and lead to lower energy costs. Inspections can help the technician to identify and prevent health hazards such as carbon monoxide leaks. This will go a long way in ensuring that you and your loved ones are not at risk of health complications.

When an AC unit is inspected and maintained regularly, there is a good chance that its working life will be prolonged. Technicians who come to inspect the appliance will easily detect and repair minor defects before they become worse and cost you more in terms of repairs.

The best times of the year for inspections

The best times of the year to call an expert to inspect your AC unit and furnace would be in spring to make sure that it will function as expected throughout the summer months. The furnace should be inspected and cleaned early in the fall so that it works efficiently during the winter season. It is always advisable to have these inspections before it is too late.

Signs that you should call for an inspection

While inspections should be done at least once a year, several signs can act as indicators that your unit needs to be inspected.

  • When there is an excessive amount of turning on and off
  • When you notice smoke emanating from the unit while it is in use
  • If your unit is unable to maintain the desired temperature
  • When the unit produces knocking and groaning sounds

If you need air conditioning service or a furnace repair, contact HVAC Comfort today!

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