When Is The Best Time Of Year For Air Conditioner Service?

When Is The Best Time Of Year For AC Service?

When Is The Best Time Of Year For Air Conditioner Service?

Scheduling air conditioner service is the best way to make sure you get the most out of your air conditioner. We recommend having your air conditioner serviced in the Spring. Of course, you can have your service performed in the Summer as well, but there are a few reasons we prefer the Spring. 

I have been servicing air conditioners for years, and the difference between systems that are serviced regularly and systems that are not is clearly noticeable. The systems that are serviced generally last much longer, and I don’t have to come there to make repairs every few years. The customers are also very happy with the performance of their systems generally as well. 

In this article, I’ll explain a little more about why you should have your AC serviced every year, why the Spring is the best time to schedule your annual maintenance, and the benefits that come along with it. 

If you are interested in AC service for your system, let us know. Give us a call or schedule a service online. Our expert AC technicians have worked all over Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. They can take a look at your system, clean the components, and make sure your air conditioner is running efficiently for the summer. 

Spring Is The Best Time Of Year For AC Service

Spring is the best time of year for AC service for a few reasons. For one thing, you need the heat to be at a certain temperature in order to service and test the AC system. If it’s too cold, like in the winter, we won’t be able to take a true assessment of how well the system works. 

Secondly, you are getting the service performed before you need the AC consistently. There is nothing wrong with having your AC service performed in the Summer, but the sooner the better. You want to have your system working efficiently when the weather is at its hottest. 

There is also a bit more flexibility scheduling in the Spring. Once it gets hot out, HVAC technicians tend to get busy, and it can be a bit tougher to schedule your AC service. 

How Often Should You Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced?

You should have your air conditioner serviced at least once a year. If you have an older air conditioner, you may want to schedule one at the beginning of the Summer and another at the end. Still, as long as you have your AC serviced once a year, your system should be in good shape. 

Why Should You Have Your AC Serviced? 

Why Should You Have Your Air Conditioner ServicedWe’ve told you all about when, and how much you should have your AC serviced, but you should also know why you should have your AC serviced. There are a few key reasons why you should schedule annual air conditioner maintenance, from lower energy bills to longer lifespan. 

Better Energy Efficiency

Having your air conditioner serviced regularly helps you maintain your energy efficiency. As your air conditioner gets older and takes on a bit of wear and tear, you are going to lose efficiency. This means it’s going to take more energy to reach your desired cooling levels as it did in the past. 

This is going to hike your energy bills up, and also put more stress on your air conditioner. It could also lead to poor cooling around the house. If the air conditioner is working less efficiently, that could mean that you could start running into hot spaces in the home, typically rooms that are further away from the air conditioner. 

When you have your AC serviced regularly, the technician cleans the components, tests the refrigerant levels, tests the operation of the system, and makes sure that everything is working properly. This is going to keep your air conditioner running smoothly and the energy bills down! 

Longer Lifespan

Your air conditioner is supposed to last for over a decade. We’ve even seen some systems that last for 20+ years with proper maintenance. If you let the seasons go and never have your air conditioner serviced, it could mean the system dies years prematurely. 

So not only will AC service keep the energy bills down and under control, but it can also help you elongate the lifespan of your air conditioner, bringing more value to your system and putting off a large expenditure in replacing it. 

Fewer Repairs

When the technician cleans the components of your air conditioner, they also inspect it. If you need something replaced, you can get ahead of it before the system breaks down. It’s just like having your car serviced and inspected. If you go for years without maintenance, your car has a far better chance of breaking down. The same goes for your air conditioner! 

Better Cooling

If your air conditioner is working more efficiently, the components are cleaned and tested, and you have the right refrigerant levels, you are going to have better cooling! If the AC system isn’t working as well as it should, it’s not only going to run up your energy bills, but it’s also going to make your space hot and uncomfortable. 

Improved Air Quality

If your air conditioner is cleaned and the air filter is replaced, the air in your home is going to be cleaner and healthier to breathe. After so much use, your HVAC system can build up a bit of dirt and gunk on some of the parts. An HVAC service comes with cleaning and inspecting all the components. 

We also recommend looking into a duct cleaning if you REALLY want the air to be sparkling clean. We use brushes and vacuum cleaners that remove any dirt, dust, or debris that could have made its way into the ventilation system. 

Schedule Your AC Service 

Scheduling Your Air Conditioner Service

Now you can see a bit of why we prefer the Spring for your HVAC service. Once again, if you make your way into the Summer and still haven’t had your system serviced yet, schedule it up! No matter what time of the cooling season you are in, regular HVAC maintenance should be a priority. 

If you live in North Carolina, give us a call at (828) 415-3335. If you are in South Carolina, you can reach us at (864) 485-6509. You can also always contact us online! We are ready to inspect your air conditioning system, clean it up, and make sure you are ready for the Summer heat!