How Often Should You Have Your AC Serviced?

Air conditioners are a blessing for modern homes. Keeping your home nice and safe with cool temperatures during hot summers, keeps your family safe, happy, and comfortable. To keep your AC lasting as long as possible and in good health, it’s important to service your system routinely. But how often should you have your AC serviced? Read on to find out. 

How Often Should You Have Your AC Serviced?

Think about it: your AC unit works hard. Depending on the season, your AC may be working around the clock to keep your home at a cool, comfortable temperature.

For this reason,  you should take proper care of your AC unit, or it will stop working properly. However, many homeowners struggle with deciding how often they should service their AC unit. 

So how often should you have your air conditioner serviced? The answer is about once a year. However, if you have an older unit, you may want to service your AC twice a year.  

What happens if you don’t regularly service your AC unit? Keep reading to find out. 

Keep Proper Indoor Air Quality  

Many homeowners don’t know how instrumental their air conditioner is in keeping their home’s indoor air quality up to par. 

Over the years, many pollutants have been introduced into your home’s air quality. From outside smoke to microplastics to even everyday household products like aerosol or cooking oils, harmful chemical pollutants, dirt, dust, and grime routinely circulate in your home’s air.

Luckily, your air conditioner reduces most of these pollutants to a low level. 

When you kick on your AC, it sucks the warmer air out of your home to replace it with cooler air and simultaneously sucks out all of those gross pollutants, dust, allergens, and more. Then the air filter and air ducts keep those pollutants locked away and out of your home’s air. 

When you go too long without servicing and cleaning your HVAC system, the pollutants recirculate in your home, causing respiratory irritation and damage. 

You Pay the Price 

When your AC unit is not regularly cleaned and maintained, it often has to work harder to produce the same results as when it was brand-new. The harder your AC unit works, the more energy it consumes, which means higher utility bills

If you notice your utility bills are higher than normal, consider servicing your AC unit today. 

Higher Chances of Breakdowns 

When you don’t regularly service your AC unit, you usually don’t notice the signs that your AC is wearing down until it’s too late.

Don’t get caught in the middle of the summer with a busted AC unit. By regularly servicing your air conditioner, you can stop breakdowns before they happen. 

Call Our Team for Excellent Service

No matter your air conditioning needs, Stephens Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning is here to help. 

Give Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning a call or schedule an appointment today to begin the process and receive a free estimate.