How Often Does an Air Conditioner Need Service?

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How Often Does an Air Conditioner Need Service?

Tis the season to say I do! June is one of the busiest months of the year for folks basking in the glow of love to say their wedding vows. It also marks the first official month of summer and with that comes a different kind of commitment: your air conditioner’s pledge to keep your home cool and comfortable. Of course, this is a two-way relationship. You have to help your AC by making sure it receives regular maintenance. One of the keys to fulfilling your end of the bargain is to know just how often you should give your system some TLC. 


Your air conditioner should be inspected at least once each year – preferably in the spring – by a licensed HVAC technician. We will touch on that later, but here are a few things you can do to help keep your air conditioner system maintained and running smoothly:

  • Change the Air Filters. HVAC professionals always begin and end maintenance tips with your filters. This is the first line of defense for your system as it tries to keep dirt and other airborne pollutants out of the ductwork and equipment. Filters should be inspected each month and changed at least every other month.
  • Keep Area Around Compressor/Condenser Clean. Dirt and other debris will accumulate over time near your air conditioner’s outdoor unit and could lead to clogged/dirty coils. Take a few minutes to clear away debris from the unit. 
  • Check Thermostat. The thermostat is the command center for your system and it is responsible for telling the air conditioner when to come on and how long to run. Check to make sure the settings are correct and monitor when your system shuts on/off.


Masters Heating & Cooling will be happy to join this maintenance partnership, just like we have with countless customers in the Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Indianapolis, Greenwood and Mishawaka, IN communities. Keeping a regular air conditioning maintenance schedule with your HVAC equipment will keep your system operating the way it should and improve its efficiency, saving you money on your utility bills. With that in mind, Masters makes it easy for customers to schedule maintenance when they join our Energy Savings Agreement plan. Benefits of the ESA include annual 17-point furnace tune-up and 17-point air conditioner tune-up, priority service, no overtime charges and discounts on parts and labor. And the best part is you don’t have to worry about calling to make an appointment or worry about when to schedule, because we will handle that for you. So, call today and let’s get this HVAC maintenance relationship started!