The inspection is something to consider from the moment you install an AC system in your home or commercial building. Though it might seem like something you can easily pass over, regular checks are important for numerous reasons – from air quality to safety issues.
However, it is not always easy to determine when is the right time to make an appointment for such an inspection, especially if this is your first air conditioner. Because of that, in the following text, we will give you an answer to this question and explain when and why you should schedule this type of service. In case you are interested to get more information about air conditioners and HVAC systems in general, feel free to contact our technicians and learn everything you want to know.
When is The Best Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Inspection?
The answer to this question is not as complicated as it might seem. You will need an air conditioning inspection right before you start using it the most. This means that you will need this service in the spring and, in case your system includes heating, in the fall as well. Still have in mind that these seasons are the busiest periods of the year for electricians, so you should make your reservation on time.
Another thing to consider is how frequently you should book for the inspection. The answer is simple for this question as well. Make a reservation for professional AC inspection once a year. Of course, if your air conditioning is linked to the heating system, this service should take place every 6 months.
A Way to Improve Air Quality
On the very top of the list of important reasons to book an AC inspection is the air quality in your home. Ducts are a suitable place for mould, bacterias and insects, and they can affect the air quality in your house. Also, spring is a period known for allergies and, since it is easy for pollen to get stuck in a filter, you should schedule an inspection and duct cleaning.
Better Energy Usage and Lower Bills
As mentioned earlier, ducts can easily become clogged with pollen and a perfect place for fungi growth. Because of that, your AC system will at some point start working poorly. It will need more power for cooling/heating of your space, which will result in high energy bills. Moreover, your system might need repairs more often. So, instead of leaving your AC ducts to chance, you should hire a professional to inspect them, and remove anything that can cause malfunctions. The experienced technician will know if there are some installation inefficiencies, and which are the potential solutions. With just a few minor repairs, your conditioner will produce cool air again and you will not have to worry about the electricity bills.
When it comes to the usage of any electrical appliance, safety should always be in the first place. Regular maintenance of your AC is one of the practices that keep you safe. This is even more true if your home includes an HVAC system. Just one broken heat exchanger can cause serious damage, like initiating a fire or exposure to carbon monoxide gas. Regular inspection and maintenance will help you address these issues on time and prevent potential disasters.
Longer-Lasting AC System
Finally, when you install an air conditioning system in your home, you want to be sure that it will last long. Still, have in mind that even if you purchase an AC system of the highest quality, without regular maintenance it will not have the lifespan you expect. Therefore, you should book for this service at least once a year.
In case you want to learn more about air conditioners, their brands and anything else that you may think of, you should talk to our Gold Coast AC installation specialists. That way you will receive valuable and precise information, and maintenance advice as well.
Dan Carpenter has built his business to be one of the most successful and trusted electrical businesses on the Gold Coast. He completed his apprenticeship in Adelaide at a young age. With a passion for self-driven success, he established his own enterprise on the Gold Coast at 22, quickly becoming a leader in the local building and solar industries. His dedication led him to win the Gold Coast Small Business Award and earn the title of Accredited Master Electrician.