Air conditioning units work hard, during the warmest times of the year, to keep your home or office cool. And this continuous work puts a strain on their components. Servicing allows a professional to take an in-depth look at your unit to ensure minor faults are identified and rectified early on. This extends its lifespan and allows you to get the very most out of your investment. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider having your air conditioner serviced, at least annually.

Energy efficiency

Your air conditioner unit will have a filter built in that captures dirt, dust and other airborne contaminants. If these filters aren’t cleaned and replaced regularly, they perform at a sub-par level. Not only does this mean you’re more likely to be breathing in contaminated air which can cause breathing issues or further health complications.

If a filter is left to build-up and clog, your AC won’t be able to perform at the same level. If you don’t recognise that this is the issue, you’re likely to try and solve the issue by turning up the unit and using more electricity. Equally, you may be tempted to turn on a fan or use other cooling methods. All of this activity will reduce energy efficiency. Regular maintenance will identify an issue with the filter and mean this can be replaced to improve the function of your machine.

Performance

You’ve invested in an air conditioning unit so that your home or office has the cleanest and freshest air. If it isn’t working properly because of an aged, worn or damaged component, you’re likely to not be getting the most out of it. Regular servicing identifies any problems at the earliest date, making replacements and repairs less costly.

Health Reasons

According to a number of studies, air conditioning units can help to reduce the airborne triggers that cause asthma and other breathing difficulties. This could be for a number of reasons. The filters inside capture dust and dirt particles. In addition, users tend to keep the windows closed while an air conditioning unit is running. This reduces the amount of pollen or outdoor irritants that can enter the home.

For some, it is a change in temperature that causes breathing issues. AC units allow you to maintain a constant temperature, thereby reducing the risk of an asthma attack. Proper maintenance ensures they can work effectively and you can rest comfortably in your own home.

If you have any questions about servicing or maintenance, get in contact with our team here at Controlled Climate today.