How Often Should You Service Your Air Conditioner?

How often should you service your air conditioner?

With summer well underway, it’s important to ensure your air conditioner is in peak condition. One of the best ways to keep your place comfortable is to have your air conditioning unit regularly serviced and maintained.

Having a professional AC service technician give your unit a thorough clean can do wonders for ensuring its performance. But, this begs the question, “how often do I need to service my air conditioner?”

The answer to this question depends mostly on your usage. In this article, we will walk you through how you can best answer this question for your system.


Your air conditioner is the most important fixture in your home during hot summer days and cold winter nights. It makes your life comfortable, and without a working air conditioner discomfort levels rise quickly. Not only does your air conditioner regulate temperature, it also reduces humidity keeping.

There are many healthy reasons your home needs an air conditioner and some of them include:

  • filtering out fine particles, mites, smoke, odours
  • reducing breathing disorders such as asthma and allergies

Clearly Indoor air quality plays a major role in your respiratory health.

Benefits of Regular Inspections

Regular inspections ensure that your air conditioner works at peak performance. By improving the efficiency of your air conditioner you will find and address smaller issues that if left unresolved could become big expensive issues.

Research also shows that inefficient air conditioners cost more money to operate in the long run. By having a regular inspection done you can identify when you should replace your air conditioner.  So even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you can save 20 to 40 % of  energy costs by replacing your old reverse cycle air conditioner with a new one.

This means the amount of money spent on potential service can be recovered quickly when considering monthly bills and lower repair cost.

How frequently should you repair your air conditioner?

Minimum Yearly Maintenance

Even if you do not suspect any problems, we advise you to get your air conditioning system serviced at least once a year.

Over time dirt and dust accumulates in air filters and condensing coils. As dirt and dust increases, efficiency decreases.

If your system gets heavy use you may even consider getting it serviced twice a year or more.

What should I check?

  • All Lines & Connections
  • Refrigerant Levels
  • Pressure Levels
  • Temperatures
  • Coils
  • Motor
  • Blower
  • Drain line

Our Advice?

Before or After Summer Months

While there is a range of factors at play for how often you should have your air conditioner serviced, we recommend either before or after summer hits. This is the best option to save money and allows the technician to check for heat damage. They can also check for any weather damage that might have occurred such as hail.

To save on your bills and ensure your AC unit is in top working order, regular maintenance is important. Having regular inspections is the best way to get the most out of your unit, but at least, you should at least have it serviced once a year.

Buy a New Air Conditioner

Often times the buying a new air conditioner costs less than continuing to repair an old inefficient aircon system. If you don’t know where to start, the experts at Mannix have over 50 years experience and are only a call away: (08) 6117 1410 or buy online.

Make sure to keep an eye out for special air conditioning sales and promotions.

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