There is going to be a point that your HVAC system needs to be professionally serviced. But, most HVAC systems don't to be serviced every year. In fact, during some years, if you are using your air conditioner less during the summers, your system won't need to be serviced so often. On the other hand, during an unseasonably hot summer, when you are running your AC on a daily basis, your system might need to be serviced more than twice a year.
Basically, it is best practice to monitor your AC system, and schedule checkups when necessary. While there is technically nothing wrong with having appointments on a set schedule, this could become unnecessarily expensive if there is nothing really being done to repair or service your system. This article explains how to determine when it is necessary to have your HVAC system serviced.
The Air Is No Longer Cold
If you start to notice that the air coming out of your vents is not cold, you want to have it looked at as soon as possible. Often, this will happen incrementally. You will notice that the air just seems slightly warmer, and it takes more time and electricity to cool down your home. Your AC will have to run longer, costing you money and ultimately putting unnecessary stress on the components.
However, if it seems like your air conditioner is just not putting out enough airflow, but the air coming out is cold enough, it could be an issue you can figure out yourself. Often, people adjust their air registers during the winter and forget to change them back. It sounds obvious, but you always want to make sure that your air registers are open in the room that needs the coldest air and closed in the rooms that don't.
Some homes, especially those that use central heating and central air conditioning, will have special cut off within the ducts that divert airflow to where it is most needed from season to season. So, at the end of each season, you often need to make sure that these in-duct shut offs are properly adjusted.
It's not hard to do your part when it comes to AC maintenance. You will need to have professionals occasionally service and repair your system. But, if you keep an eye on your AC and repair whatever you can, you can save some money. For more information, contact a company like Reid’s AC & Heat.