While changing the air filter is one of the simplest things you can do to keep your air conditioner working, a regular maintenance routine with an air conditioning professional will keep your unit from malfunctioning during the hottest days of the summer.Even if you don’t suspect any problems with your air conditioning unit, famous heating and cooling experts say it’s a good idea to have it inspected, serviced and cleaned once a year (ideally in the spring) to ensure it operates at peak energy efficiently and is ready to cool your house during the months you need it most. In this article I am going to discuss the 5 necessities of servicing your air conditioner annually.


It’s that time of year again. The time when you come home, turn on your AC, strip off all your clothes, collapse on some soft surface and wait for that cool, comforting breeze to wash over you. But it doesn’t. Why? Is your air conditioner broken? Chances are it’s not. Your air conditioner is not some sort of miracle machine. It’s a normal machine. Normal machines have normal parts that need normal maintenance and replacement. Your air conditioner is one of them. Please don’t just whack it with your fists in frustration. This will not help anything.

Why should I get my A/C inspected?

Inspections pay themselves through improved energy efficiency, which saves money on utility bills, and a longer-lasting air conditioning unit. A yearly maintenance check by a licensed air Conditioner expert can help reduce your monthly energy bill by up to 15 percent and help prevent earlier-than-normal breakdowns.

Replacing your air conditioner, by contrast, will cost several thousand dollars. Even small repairs can run several hundred dollars. A qualified technician can often find and address small problems with A/C units through a regular inspection that, left unnoticed, could grow into larger, more expensive issues. An air conditioning maintenance inspection should include checking the motor, blower, drain line, coils, operating pressures and temperatures, the return and supply lines, refrigerant levels, and connections.

  1. For Inspecting & Cleaning the Coils

An unattended air filter can also impact the evaporator and condenser coils, so it is even more important to ensure that you clean or replace the air filter on a regular basis. Even if you are diligent in replacing or cleaning your unit’s air filter, you should still inspect both the evaporator and condenser coils for dust and debris at least once per year.In order to prevent any impaired function in the air conditioning unit, these coils can be cleaned on a regular basis by using the brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner. For a more thorough cleaning, the unit can be removed from its casing and set outside for cleaning. The coils should be cleaned using an all-natural cleaner and then be allowed to air-dry. This type of thorough cleaning is ideal during the beginning and the end of each season in which the air conditioner is being used.

  1. To care the coal fins

The coil fins on an air conditioning unit are often easily bent, and this can have a significant impact on how efficiently the unit is able to function. Fortunately, these coil fins are easily restored through the use of a fin comb. The number of fins per inch should match the fin comb’s teeth count so that the comb can easily and efficiently restore the coil fins, in turn restoring the efficiency of the unit.

  1. Preparing the Window Air Conditioner for Use or Storage

If you use the window air conditioning unit on a seasonal basis, you should thoroughly inspect every aspect of the unit before and after each season. All of the routine maintenance should be conducted prior to storage and again before the beginning of its seasonal use. The seals should also be inspected to determine if there are any gaps that may allow any cool air to leak from the unit.If you do not use the unit seasonally and instead use it throughout the year, you should make sure that you use a protective covering during the winter months to prevent any potential damage that may impair function. The covering you select should not obstruct airflow, and it should attach securely to the unit.

4.Saves You Money

Your air conditioner will perform more efficiently and use less energy to cool your home. One of the most important tasks that will improve your air conditioners performance is thoroughly cleaning or replacing its filters. Just this task alone can improve its efficiency by 5% to 10%, thus saving you money.

  1. Save your frustration:

A well maintained system will break down less frequently, saving you more than money in repair costs. Studies show that approximately half of all AC repair calls could have been avoided with routine maintenance. You will save yourself the time and frustration that arises from dealing with a broken air conditioner in the heat of summer.

These are the reasons that necessitate the maintenance of your Air Conditioner annually. Maintenance can save you a great deal of money.

Author Bio:

Jenith Jones Is the author of this blog. She has deep knowledge about the necessity of the maintenance of the air conditioner per year. She has also various kinds of article published on different media. While writing this article she focused on commercial air conditioner repairing necessities.