When Should You Schedule AC Maintenance?

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Most homeowners don’t think about their AC units until it’s time to turn them on. Of course, without proper maintenance, they might not flip on when you need them the most. Thankfully, regular AC maintenance can be scheduled through HVAC companies like ours. At Hodge Heating & Air Conditioning of Lake Norman Inc., we would be happy to perform your regular AC maintenance. But what is the correct schedule for AC maintenance, and what does the process look like?

When Should You Schedule AC Maintenance?

AC maintenance services should be scheduled at least once a year, depending on use and the age of the unit. Consistent maintenance can catch issues before they cause your unit to break down in the middle of summer. When an AC maintenance technician comes out to your home, they will inspect the following parts of your unit:

  • Air filters
  • Drain line
  • Condenser
  • Evaporator coils
  • Electrical parts and connections
  • Thermostat
  • Refrigerant

Often, technicians will replace the air filter if it’s not reusable, or they will clean it to prevent dust and particles from getting into your home. Dirty filters can promote allergies throughout the home and reduce air quality. Dust can prevent the system from running at its best.

Spring is the best time to schedule your yearly AC maintenance. Often, homeowners aren’t using their systems just yet, and if there is a major issue, there is enough time to repair or replace it before summer hits. Another reason spring is prime maintenance season is because HVAC companies have fewer emergency calls and can respond quickly.

AC maintenance won’t take up much time, either. Most technicians need one to two hours to give your system a tune-up. Overall, regular maintenance keeps your system running properly and reduces unexpected breakdowns.