With heat records breaking every year in Delaware both business owners and homeowners know the importance of having AC working right.

And air conditioning isn’t just your best friend in the dead of summer. Last year Georgetown and Wilmington tied heat records in early May. 

You can’t wait until a heat wave to get your cooling systems in order. Just as important as having the right cooling equipment is servicing it properly. 

If you’ve ever asked yourself “How often should I service my air conditioner?” we can help. Follow these guidelines to make sure your equipment works properly and has a long lifespan:

Safety First 

Before performing any work in your home or business it is important to approach the tasks like an expert. An expert HVAC technician will always put safety first when working on equipment.

Homeowners should be just as cautious as commercial enterprises. Health experts warn that home is often where the greatest safety risks exist. 

Turn off the power to your equipment, wear eye and hand protection, and don’t be distracted during tasks. Observe ladder safety and all hazards before you begin. 

An Annual Inspection 

One of the worst things homeowners or business owners can do is starting air conditioning operations each year without inspecting their equipment.

Over the course of the winter leaves, dust, and debris can accumulate. This won’t just impact operations, it can provide a fire and safety risk. 

In early spring you should give the components of your system a thorough inspection. You should check belts, filters, power source, and any fan operations

Filter Replacement 

In addition to an annual inspection each air conditioning system has different requirements for filter replacement. If you aren’t replacing your filters according to manufacturer’s guidelines you may be affecting performance. 

Regular filter replacement helps with efficient operations and lower energy use. In addition, replacing your filters regularly will help the indoor air quality in your home or business. 

Filter replacement is another good time to inspect the components of your system.

How Often Should I Service My Air Conditioner If It’s Older?

If you have been performing regular maintenance on your air conditioning equipment you won’t necessarily have to perform additional preventative maintenance tasks. 

One of the benefits of regular maintenance is finding small issues before they become major problems. 

But if you believe your air conditioning system is costing more in repairs and maintenance than it is worth, you may need an expert opinion. 

Get The Help You Need

When it comes to properly servicing your air conditioning system a little neglect can have lasting consequences. Without regular maintenance, you may have to spend thousands of dollars on repairs. 

Or you may not have air conditioning at all when you need it most. If you still aren’t sure ” How often should I service my air conditioner?” don’t put it off another day. 

SAMA Services can help. We will assess your equipment and develop a maintenance plan based on your unique needs. 

Contact us today for more information on our services. 

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