Why It’s Important to Do Air Conditioner Maintenance Every Year?

Why It’s Important to Do Air Conditioner Maintenance Every Year?

For some people, air conditioners are simply luxuries that they use in the heat of summer. For others, they’re an all-year-round necessity, especially for humid and tropical weather. Either way, you’ve probably wondered how often you should get yours checked. Some would recommend every year. But is that necessary?

Not exactly.

This may be a bit of a surprise, coming from a contractor for air conditioners. But it’s true! There’s nothing wrong with having your unit checked every two years or so. Air conditioners are sturdy enough to withstand a few Summers, even if you use it daily. It’s not the type of appliance to completely break down in one go.

But is that enough? Are you okay with your A/C system barely getting by in terms of efficiency and the cool air it provides?

We aren’t.

If you want to keep your air conditioner in tip-top shape, then we think it’s important to have your air-con checked every year. Here are 7 particular reasons why:

Air Conditioner Maintenance Every Year

1. It will help you get ahead in the Summer.

Getting a tune-up during the Spring is the perfect way to prepare the air conditioner for the Summer. Since you likely didn’t use it throughout Winter, your air-con may have degraded a bit in its efficiency.

Since you want an A/C unit that is very energy efficient in the Summer, get started and have it checked up in the Spring. It’s nearly the same as having your car prepped and oiled after a whole year of disuse. A well-prepped machine is an efficient one.

Especially if you live in a place with a long Summer, your air-con requires some care before getting you through all of that heat. You wouldn’t want it to break down or lower its efficiency in the dead of Summer.

Repairing an AC unit is more expensive than maintaining it

2. Repairing an A/C unit is more expensive than maintaining it

Let’s go back to the car analogy. If you’ve ever had your car repaired after it broke down, then you know just how expensive it is. Compare that to a yearly check-up or tune-up. The reasoning is the same for an air conditioner. It’s one of those appliances that, if it breaks, it might even be cheaper to simply buy a new one.

But that’s the worst-case scenario. As air conditioner contractors, the best advice we can give you when it comes to taking care of your air conditioner is to have it checked and maintained often enough to ensure no breakdowns occur.

In our experience with repairing air conditioners, almost half of the repairs could be avoided if the air conditioner had been tuned up annually. This means that having yearly maintenance of your AC system can reduce the probability of a cooling problem by fifty percent.

Your next concern might be that the warranty should cover the repairs. That’s not entirely true.

Your warranty depends on regular maintenance of your unit

3. Your warranty depends on regular maintenance of your unit

It’s not a secret that most appliances come with some form of warranty. But for several air conditioner brands, their warranty requires you to have regular maintenance.

Brands such as Comfortmaker, Lennox, and Trane have this in their guidelines. They clearly state that replacement parts can only be given if the air conditioner unit was given regular maintenance by HVAC professionals. It can be found under the header of “Exclusions” or “Eligibility Requirements”.

The policy may seem unnecessary, but it ensures that the unit is cared for and that breakdowns were given the most prevention possible. It’s also best for you to remember it since again, maintenance is cheaper than repairs.

It will increase the lifespan of your air conditioner

4. It will increase the lifespan of your air conditioner.

It’s common sense that a regular check-up on your AC unit is both a preventive and maintenance measure. It can help mitigate possible problems before they need expensive repairs. And keeping it in top shape will lengthen its lifespan.

In the same way, neglecting your AC can do more damage than you think. For example, without regular maintenance, a small problem will not be detected, and that could quickly (or gradually) grow into a huge one that will cost hundreds of dollars on repairs.

5. Tune-ups help maintain maximum efficiency

For AC’s to maintain its best efficiency, yearly tune-ups are essential. Otherwise, the efficiency of your unit can go down by as much as 5% each year.

There are plenty of things that can contribute to the decreasing efficiency of an air conditioner. One of them is particle accumulation around the coils. Wherever your HVAC system is situated, anything from dirt to the soil to dust can get in through the holes. When these accumulate, the coils which allow heat transfer aren’t able to do so as efficiently. The particles block the heat, and your aircon becomes less adept at cooling.

Another would be a clog in your aircon, which would create water damage and unwanted humidity. Your motor could also deteriorate or require lubrication. The blowers need regular cleaning, or else the air will not flow as well. If all these problems can be stopped from building up, you will save a lot of money.

6. It is a recommendation by plenty of organizations.

Organizations such as EnergyStar, USDE, the EPA, and even the US Department of Energy say that annual maintenance of your AC unit is essential.

7. Scheduling will be easier.

A lot of people make the mistake of getting their tune-ups in the Summer. Because of this, you should get a headstart and contact a professional this Spring. They are able to be more accommodating to schedule because of having fewer clients. Especially us! So don’t hesitate to contact us before the busy Summer season starts.

Contact us now!

Air Professionals Heating & Air Conditioning delivers the best air conditioner installation, repair, and maintenance in the area. We have several promos for immediate maintenance and packages for our Annual Maintenance Program. These come with several more perks. Just contact us to find out!

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Terry Nusser
Terry Nusser
Use Air Professionals for heating and a/c. Very good service and knowledge of my equipment. This time the tech determined my humidifier had been turned off and not working. Good find.
Gerald Griffin
Gerald Griffin
Was in need of immediate assistance with my AC. The technician (Antonio) arrived early and got to work with determining the problem. Sadly the unit (28 years old) was not worth repairing as the compressor was shot. An sales engineer was called and arrived within minutes of request. He did an evaluation of my needs and priced out a new unit within an hour. A new system will be installed shortly.Please note that this all occurred on one of the hottest days of the year. The prompt, professional service was a breath of fresh air as compared to the runarounds I received from any of their competitors.If you are looking for old school service and quick response times to your needs, call Air Professionals.Update; August 9, 2023Had a nasty odor (fishy) coming from the vents of my newly installed AC/Heat Pump unit. Called with my concerns and a tech visit was immediately scheduled. Helmi Feizi arrived to investigate the incident. The problem originally occurred when we shut the unit down so windows could be opened on a cool day. When the unit was turned back on, the smell happened. I thought it might be a condensation line clog. Helmi spent quite some time checking everything out and we couldn’t repeat the problem. Nothing was discovered that may have been the cause. But Air Professionals took my concern seriously and had a service ticket on their schedule promptly.I wonder just how many cumulative years exist if all of the years of service were added up of the people in the field. These people really know their stuff. Like I said before. It’s the people that make a company great. Air Professionals is great.Jerry Griffin
Philip Valese
Philip Valese
Hilmi is professional and knowledgeable. He provides clear explanations of the work performed in addition to any testing or troubleshooting.
Bobbie Schneider
Bobbie Schneider
Anthony came within the stated timeframe, was professional, reviewed what he had done and what I should plan for the fall. Asked if I had any questions before he left. "A" plus for the entire service call.
Lauren Wright
Lauren Wright
Nick was outstanding in both his service and professional approach. He was very responsive to me when I needed his assistance. Thank you very much !
Rusty Johnson
Rusty Johnson
Greg L of Air Professionals diagnosed the problem with my AC unit and repaired on the spot. Very professional. I will use Air Professionals in the future to maintain my Heating and Cooling system.
Teri Malone
Teri Malone
Collin was very thorough! And I barely knew he was here!
Robert Natuk
Robert Natuk
Technicians are knowledgeable, friendly, and reliable. They keep you informed as to when they will arrive, and let you know of issues they may find. We have used Air Professionals for almost 2 decades and are very pleased with their service.
Herb Bohler
Herb Bohler
Greg was on time, thorough, and professional (as all technicians have been). From the friendly voice on the phone to excellent service, AirPro will always get my heating and cooling business.
singinjohnny
singinjohnny
Greg, our service representative is always considerate and great to work with. He did a fine job, as he always does, in maintaining our ductless HVAC system.
Pamela Spain
Pamela Spain
I cannot say enough good things about this company. My AC broke this past Friday ~ Memorial Day Weekend! AIR sent Helmi within a few hours to look at the system to see if it could be fixed. It could not (it was over 20 years old) and within a few hours Sean came to discuss our options and designed a system that would be best for us. He was here for 3 hours going over all the details. He could not have been nicer and was patient and explained all. We got the paperwork done that night and as of this morning we are good to go to have the AC replaced in our home. As everyone knows, having your AC break at the start of the summer is not fun ~ but Sean was awesome and made the experience as good as it could be! I highly recommend Sean and this company!!
Scott x
Scott x
The most amazing people -Tiffany & Seanwent way out of their way to spend time to make me smarter - with nothing in it for themjust to do the right thingTrust them above all else
sunday bradlee
sunday bradlee
Hilmi is polite, professional and knowledgable. I have found this company always provides excellent service.
Mark Keller
Mark Keller
Nicholas was just AWESOME !!!! Very knowledgeable and answered every question I had (and I had a LOT). Great experience with Air Professionals and will always be using them for my HVAC needs.
Jason Ganovsky
Jason Ganovsky
So grateful for Sean and the crew at Air Professionals! It's invaluable these days to find a source of honest, impartial advice. If you have a chance to work with them, take it!
Daniel Ang
Daniel Ang
HIlmi is very patient and detail oriented. Thanks.
Lawrence Schwartz
Lawrence Schwartz
We couldn't be more pleased with the entire process of ordering through installing our replacement Carrier a/c system. From the owner to the project manager to the installation crew and office staff - all provided courteous, knowledgeable, and professional service while taking the time to answer many questions. Fairly priced, highly recommended!
Melissa Davis
Melissa Davis
Greg was fantastic. He went above and beyond and was a great communicator.
Margaret Dailey
Margaret Dailey
Anthony Dileo arrived on time and was quite professional. He did the maintenance on my A/C in a timely manner and asked if I had questions or concerns. He was very polite.
Chad Farer
Chad Farer
Great service, on time and always do a complete job. They also are great at answering all questions asked !!! Would direct anyone to this company to anyone who asks about this type of work !!I would like to add that your tech picked up the smell of gas outside. Turns out there was a small leak which is now corrected !
Henry Miller
Henry Miller
Brian was very professional and helpful as he performed annual preventative maintenance on our AC units. Highly competent and made his evaluation relatable to someone who is not trained in this industry. I highly recommend this company.
Lindsay Licwinko
Lindsay Licwinko
Always on time, always friendly and always professional. I use them for all of my HVAC repairs and servicing and I always refer them to friends and family.
Deborah Labbadia
Deborah Labbadia
Greg came for a “no AC” problem for my tenant within an hour of my calling. He quickly found the issue, fixed it and then looked at everything just to be sure there were no other big issues. Really appreciate the prompt and professional service. Highly recommend!
Jane Beale
Jane Beale
Everything good!
Elliot Stetson
Elliot Stetson
Greg was the technician who did the Air Conditioner maintenance and went above and beyond the basics. He did an excellent job, meticulous and careful. Air Professionals put my existing unit in and have been excellent in their follow up service. No one regret.
Karen Hoff
Karen Hoff
On time, efficient, took care of our concerns
Sharon Poinier
Sharon Poinier
Our technician, Ryan, was the most knowledgeable one we have ever had. He explained everything in detail, and taught me so much about our A/C system. He gave me tips on various steps we could take to optimize the life and efficiency of our system. He also gave us valuable information about heat pumps and the ways in which they have been improved in recent years. Also, he explained how much a heat pump could save us in energy costs. Definitely food for thought!
Gailen Hart
Gailen Hart
Air Professionals did excellent job replacing 19 year old HVAC unit with new Carrier unit - Heat Pump, Heating, and A/C.Completed job in one day. Very clean installation.Tech showed us how to operate new unit.Also really like new WiFi connection.And the energy rebates and Air Professional discounts made this a very good deal.
Norman Torgerson
Norman Torgerson
Greg, Outstanding service; thorough, efficient and informative! Air Professionals -- highly recommended!
Bonnie Davis
Bonnie Davis
Service was on time and very efficient. Service person Ryan was very courteous and respectful of my home. He had some very helpful suggestions for safety of my A/C and furnace. I highly recommend this company and their service people.
Irish God
Irish God
Tech came as scheduled.He resolved the issue in a few minutes.Definitely recommend.
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Brown
Excellent service, always on time. Happy to have heat!
Cheryl Smagala
Cheryl Smagala
We have been using Air Professionals for years for both our heating and AC systems. We have always been pleased with their service and their attention to details. I would highly recommend them.
Bruce Stout
Bruce Stout
Air Professionals are truly professional. Competent, considerate and on time. Explain everything that did and found clearly and concisely.
andrew miller
andrew miller
Very professional in every way.
shield maiden
shield maiden
My AC went down and I called Air Professionals. They arrived within half and hour and Greg had them issue repaired within 20 mins! They are always polite and professional and do and excellent job. Highly recommend them!!!
Mike K.
Mike K.
I've used their services in both the spring and fall and have always been completely satisfied. Professional, prompt and courteous attention to detail from the beginning scheduling to the final service has always been my experience.
Haralambo Balabanis
Haralambo Balabanis
Excellent job very happy with the service
Elise Korn
Elise Korn
They are knowledgeable and stand by their work all the way through. Professional and very pleasant to work with.
Kathleen Rule
Kathleen Rule
Always professional and solve the problem promptly!
Joe M.
Joe M.
Greg announced his arrival in advance and got here on time to service my furnace under the annual maintenance plan. Everything checked out. A few minor issues were remedied and I could not be happier with the service.
Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
Greg kept me informed about his expected arrival time. When he arrived he took a look at my furnace, diagnosed the issues, and fixed them while explaining to me exactly what the problem was. I could not have asked for a better experience and would recommend him to anyone.
Michael Salerno
Michael Salerno
I have been using Air Professionals for nearly two decades and they continously exceed my expectations. Thank you!
Renni Turillo
Renni Turillo
I’ve been using Air Professionals since a “real” person used to answer the phone!! They have always been very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They are always on time, always polite and a pleasure to do business with ~
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Terry Nusser
Terry Nusser
Use Air Professionals for heating and a/c. Very good service and knowledge of my equipment. This time the tech determined my humidifier had been turned off and not working. Good find.
Gerald Griffin
Gerald Griffin
Was in need of immediate assistance with my AC. The technician (Antonio) arrived early and got to work with determining the problem. Sadly the unit (28 years old) was not worth repairing as the compressor was shot. An sales engineer was called and arrived within minutes of request. He did an evaluation of my needs and priced out a new unit within an hour. A new system will be installed shortly.Please note that this all occurred on one of the hottest days of the year. The prompt, professional service was a breath of fresh air as compared to the runarounds I received from any of their competitors.If you are looking for old school service and quick response times to your needs, call Air Professionals.Update; August 9, 2023Had a nasty odor (fishy) coming from the vents of my newly installed AC/Heat Pump unit. Called with my concerns and a tech visit was immediately scheduled. Helmi Feizi arrived to investigate the incident. The problem originally occurred when we shut the unit down so windows could be opened on a cool day. When the unit was turned back on, the smell happened. I thought it might be a condensation line clog. Helmi spent quite some time checking everything out and we couldn’t repeat the problem. Nothing was discovered that may have been the cause. But Air Professionals took my concern seriously and had a service ticket on their schedule promptly.I wonder just how many cumulative years exist if all of the years of service were added up of the people in the field. These people really know their stuff. Like I said before. It’s the people that make a company great. Air Professionals is great.Jerry Griffin
Philip Valese
Philip Valese
Hilmi is professional and knowledgeable. He provides clear explanations of the work performed in addition to any testing or troubleshooting.
Bobbie Schneider
Bobbie Schneider
Anthony came within the stated timeframe, was professional, reviewed what he had done and what I should plan for the fall. Asked if I had any questions before he left. "A" plus for the entire service call.
Lauren Wright
Lauren Wright
Nick was outstanding in both his service and professional approach. He was very responsive to me when I needed his assistance. Thank you very much !
Rusty Johnson
Rusty Johnson
Greg L of Air Professionals diagnosed the problem with my AC unit and repaired on the spot. Very professional. I will use Air Professionals in the future to maintain my Heating and Cooling system.
Teri Malone
Teri Malone
Collin was very thorough! And I barely knew he was here!
Robert Natuk
Robert Natuk
Technicians are knowledgeable, friendly, and reliable. They keep you informed as to when they will arrive, and let you know of issues they may find. We have used Air Professionals for almost 2 decades and are very pleased with their service.
Herb Bohler
Herb Bohler
Greg was on time, thorough, and professional (as all technicians have been). From the friendly voice on the phone to excellent service, AirPro will always get my heating and cooling business.
singinjohnny
singinjohnny
Greg, our service representative is always considerate and great to work with. He did a fine job, as he always does, in maintaining our ductless HVAC system.
Pamela Spain
Pamela Spain
I cannot say enough good things about this company. My AC broke this past Friday ~ Memorial Day Weekend! AIR sent Helmi within a few hours to look at the system to see if it could be fixed. It could not (it was over 20 years old) and within a few hours Sean came to discuss our options and designed a system that would be best for us. He was here for 3 hours going over all the details. He could not have been nicer and was patient and explained all. We got the paperwork done that night and as of this morning we are good to go to have the AC replaced in our home. As everyone knows, having your AC break at the start of the summer is not fun ~ but Sean was awesome and made the experience as good as it could be! I highly recommend Sean and this company!!
Scott x
Scott x
The most amazing people -Tiffany & Seanwent way out of their way to spend time to make me smarter - with nothing in it for themjust to do the right thingTrust them above all else
sunday bradlee
sunday bradlee
Hilmi is polite, professional and knowledgable. I have found this company always provides excellent service.
Mark Keller
Mark Keller
Nicholas was just AWESOME !!!! Very knowledgeable and answered every question I had (and I had a LOT). Great experience with Air Professionals and will always be using them for my HVAC needs.
Jason Ganovsky
Jason Ganovsky
So grateful for Sean and the crew at Air Professionals! It's invaluable these days to find a source of honest, impartial advice. If you have a chance to work with them, take it!
Daniel Ang
Daniel Ang
HIlmi is very patient and detail oriented. Thanks.
Lawrence Schwartz
Lawrence Schwartz
We couldn't be more pleased with the entire process of ordering through installing our replacement Carrier a/c system. From the owner to the project manager to the installation crew and office staff - all provided courteous, knowledgeable, and professional service while taking the time to answer many questions. Fairly priced, highly recommended!
Melissa Davis
Melissa Davis
Greg was fantastic. He went above and beyond and was a great communicator.
Margaret Dailey
Margaret Dailey
Anthony Dileo arrived on time and was quite professional. He did the maintenance on my A/C in a timely manner and asked if I had questions or concerns. He was very polite.
Chad Farer
Chad Farer
Great service, on time and always do a complete job. They also are great at answering all questions asked !!! Would direct anyone to this company to anyone who asks about this type of work !!I would like to add that your tech picked up the smell of gas outside. Turns out there was a small leak which is now corrected !
Henry Miller
Henry Miller
Brian was very professional and helpful as he performed annual preventative maintenance on our AC units. Highly competent and made his evaluation relatable to someone who is not trained in this industry. I highly recommend this company.
Lindsay Licwinko
Lindsay Licwinko
Always on time, always friendly and always professional. I use them for all of my HVAC repairs and servicing and I always refer them to friends and family.
Deborah Labbadia
Deborah Labbadia
Greg came for a “no AC” problem for my tenant within an hour of my calling. He quickly found the issue, fixed it and then looked at everything just to be sure there were no other big issues. Really appreciate the prompt and professional service. Highly recommend!
Jane Beale
Jane Beale
Everything good!
Elliot Stetson
Elliot Stetson
Greg was the technician who did the Air Conditioner maintenance and went above and beyond the basics. He did an excellent job, meticulous and careful. Air Professionals put my existing unit in and have been excellent in their follow up service. No one regret.
Karen Hoff
Karen Hoff
On time, efficient, took care of our concerns
Sharon Poinier
Sharon Poinier
Our technician, Ryan, was the most knowledgeable one we have ever had. He explained everything in detail, and taught me so much about our A/C system. He gave me tips on various steps we could take to optimize the life and efficiency of our system. He also gave us valuable information about heat pumps and the ways in which they have been improved in recent years. Also, he explained how much a heat pump could save us in energy costs. Definitely food for thought!
Gailen Hart
Gailen Hart
Air Professionals did excellent job replacing 19 year old HVAC unit with new Carrier unit - Heat Pump, Heating, and A/C.Completed job in one day. Very clean installation.Tech showed us how to operate new unit.Also really like new WiFi connection.And the energy rebates and Air Professional discounts made this a very good deal.
Norman Torgerson
Norman Torgerson
Greg, Outstanding service; thorough, efficient and informative! Air Professionals -- highly recommended!
Bonnie Davis
Bonnie Davis
Service was on time and very efficient. Service person Ryan was very courteous and respectful of my home. He had some very helpful suggestions for safety of my A/C and furnace. I highly recommend this company and their service people.
Irish God
Irish God
Tech came as scheduled.He resolved the issue in a few minutes.Definitely recommend.
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Brown
Excellent service, always on time. Happy to have heat!
Cheryl Smagala
Cheryl Smagala
We have been using Air Professionals for years for both our heating and AC systems. We have always been pleased with their service and their attention to details. I would highly recommend them.
Bruce Stout
Bruce Stout
Air Professionals are truly professional. Competent, considerate and on time. Explain everything that did and found clearly and concisely.
andrew miller
andrew miller
Very professional in every way.
shield maiden
shield maiden
My AC went down and I called Air Professionals. They arrived within half and hour and Greg had them issue repaired within 20 mins! They are always polite and professional and do and excellent job. Highly recommend them!!!
Mike K.
Mike K.
I've used their services in both the spring and fall and have always been completely satisfied. Professional, prompt and courteous attention to detail from the beginning scheduling to the final service has always been my experience.
Haralambo Balabanis
Haralambo Balabanis
Excellent job very happy with the service
Elise Korn
Elise Korn
They are knowledgeable and stand by their work all the way through. Professional and very pleasant to work with.
Kathleen Rule
Kathleen Rule
Always professional and solve the problem promptly!
Joe M.
Joe M.
Greg announced his arrival in advance and got here on time to service my furnace under the annual maintenance plan. Everything checked out. A few minor issues were remedied and I could not be happier with the service.
Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
Greg kept me informed about his expected arrival time. When he arrived he took a look at my furnace, diagnosed the issues, and fixed them while explaining to me exactly what the problem was. I could not have asked for a better experience and would recommend him to anyone.
Michael Salerno
Michael Salerno
I have been using Air Professionals for nearly two decades and they continously exceed my expectations. Thank you!
Renni Turillo
Renni Turillo
I’ve been using Air Professionals since a “real” person used to answer the phone!! They have always been very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They are always on time, always polite and a pleasure to do business with ~
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