The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance
Maintaining your air conditioning or HVAC system might not seem like a top priority right now, but as soon as something goes wrong, you’ll be wishing that you had it checked sooner.
Why is it important to maintain your air conditioning system?
AC or HVAC systems need to be maintained and updated regularly, just like any other piece of equipment. If they aren’t looked after properly, you run the risk of the units breaking when you need them the most. Minor issues can turn into larger, more serious issues that can cause the system to fail if they aren’t caught early. Regular maintenance is especially important for large commercial and industrial buildings, or those who rely on their air conditioning to work 24/7.
How often should you have maintenance visits?
You should have your AC system serviced at least once a year to keep it running smoothly. This is important as manufacturer's warranties on newly installed AC systems only remain valid if proof of annual maintenance can be provided. If you use air conditioning regularly and work in a commercial or industrial environment, you should consider scheduling more frequent maintenance visits. These could be biannual, with a number of inspections throughout the year, depending on the size and requirements of your system.
What happens on a maintenance visit?
On a typical maintenance visit, we will clean your air conditioning system, including the filters and coils, to get rid of the dirt or dust that has built up over time. This helps to prevent blockages in the system. In addition, we will check your exterior unit(s) for any obstructions, removing leaves or other debris that could block the airflow. We will also check that units are working correctly in all operations, complete any necessary repairs, and carry out a safety inspection to combat potential hazards (if required).
What are the benefits of regular maintenance?
If you choose Norton Air Conditioning to regularly maintain your air conditioning system, you will:
- Catch issues before they become serious, avoiding the cost of emergency repairs
- Save money on energy bills as your system will run more efficiently
- Be able to use your system 24/7 without fear of it breaking down
- Increase the lifespan of your AC units
We offer robust maintenance contracts for commercial customers, giving you peace of mind that your air conditioning system is in tip-top shape. We can also service your AC or HVAC system on an ad-hoc basis, according to your needs. Please get in touch to find out more.