With the warmer weather here you may be running your air conditioner a good deal in order to keep cool inside. Being able to flick a switch and almost instantly feel more comfortable when humid, hot days and nights strike is important to maintaining your quality of life. However, just like your car, your air conditioning system may require maintenance from time to time in order for it to operate at optimum.

So, how often should you have your air conditioner serviced? Here are our top tips.

When Should I Service My Air Conditioner?
To keep your air conditioner working its best, it’s recommended that you have it serviced at least once per year. This applies to all air conditioners. If you have an evaporative system, you should have it looked at twice as often, or two times per year. An evaporative air conditioner pulls warm air from the outside in and cools it over filter pads.

Air-conditioning maintenance is important because:

  • It can save you money in the long run
  • It keeps your indoor air cleaner
  • It can extend the life of your system

When you have your air conditioner serviced annually you help ensure it’s running safely and it can also lengthen its life span. The cleaner your system is, the better can be its potential peak performance. This maximizes its efficiency and can save you money. You also have the chance to catch small problems and have them fixed before they become really big ones.

Does something need fixing? Contact Southside for the best in Redlands air-conditioning maintenance.

Can I Service and Clean My Air Conditioner Myself?
You might choose to try to maintain your air conditioner yourself however, remember, keeping the air in your home clean is very important. Your air conditioner helps filter out pollutants like odours, smoke, fine particles, and pollens. A clean and well-maintained air conditioner can be very helpful for people who have sensitive respiratory health.

Minor servicing can involve cleaning your air conditioner’s air filter and replacing them by pulling out the old and inserting a new filter. Make sure the filter is the right size, and that you replace it every 60 days if your usage is normal to high. It’s also important to clean the outside of the unit as well as the vents and to inspect the system’s pipes for any damage or leaks.

When Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?
Typically, your air conditioner should last you between 10 and 15 years. If your system lasts longer than that, great!

However, some warning signs that your system needs replacing could include:

  • Reduced airflow
  • Leaks
  • Excess moisture
  • Weird noises and smells
  • A system that’s blowing hot instead of cold air

Each of these problems indicates something needs fixing and you should call a repair person promptly to have it assessed. Research shows that even if your air conditioner is just 10 years old, replacing an old reverse cycle system with a new one can potentially save you 20 to 40% on your energy bill, which can add up quickly.

Southside Air Conditioning has professional Redlands air conditioning installers ready to help you. Whether you are looking for ducted air conditioning or a split system, our qualified technicians can get you up and running efficiently and effectively.

At Southside Air conditioning we service and install ducted and split air conditioning systems suited to fit your individual needs. Whether you want to cool just one room or your entire home or workplace, we have reliable and licensed technicians along with the right system to suit both your lifestyle and your budget.

For all your air conditioning needs, contact us today!