Proper air conditioning maintenance is extremely important if you want to have a system that will work well over the long term. If you’ve just had a new AC unit installed, the temptation is certainly there to assume that it must be working properly.
In general, it’s true that most new air conditioning systems will work well for several years. However, you can dramatically increase their efficiency and lifespan by keeping up with a regular air conditioning maintenance schedule.
As with just about any other type of mechanical system, air conditioning systems wear down over time. Their parts will only work at peak efficiency for so long before they need to be replaced or they will impact the performance of the entire system.
Of course, the wearing down of these parts is completely normal. It doesn’t have to turn into a major problem or cause significant repairs to be necessary. But if these conditions are neglected, that’s exactly what will happen.
The main cause for this is that you won’t be able to notice certain parts wearing down through the daily functioning of your air conditioning system. Your unit may be working harder to provide the same comfortable climate, but you probably won’t be able to tell the difference, until the unit stops working entirely.
However, regular annual maintenance inspections of your air conditioning system can catch these types of issues before they turn into big problems for you. Maintenance checks don’t need to be a disruption to your daily life and they don’t take a lot of time. They will, however, give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your air conditioning will work when you need it for years to come.