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Learn About the Air Conditioner Problems That Can Result from Insufficient Maintenance

Last updated 5 years ago

Like any other appliance, your air conditioner needs regular care. At the minimum, it should be inspected and tuned by a professional HVAC contractor at least once per year, and homeowners should change their air filters on a regular basis. Without this type of maintenance, your A/C unit can experience several different problems.

  • Your air conditioner can lose anywhere from five to 15 percent of its overall efficiency for every year that it is not tuned up. This adds up over time, and can result in high energy bills as well as decreased comfort. Eventually, the lifespan of your unit will be shortened.
  • Frequent A/C repairs are much more likely when a unit has not been maintained. Air conditioners can become problem-prone to the point that they cost you more money annually in A/C repairs than they would cost to maintain.
  • Air conditioners sit dormant for the entirety of the winter, and the temperature changes and weather can cause refrigerant leaks. If left unattended, your air conditioner's effectiveness will be severely impacted, and it can be expensive to replace a large quantity of refrigerant while fixing the leak.
  • Air conditioners have several electrical components and controls that communicate with your thermostat and regulate the unit. Without regular tuning by your HVAC contractor, there is a chance that these components may become faulty. Your air conditioner may begin behaving erratically or providing uneven cooling.

In the end, it costs homeowners when their air conditioners are not maintained. At home, simply changing your filter as necessary, typically every one to three months, can extend the life of the blower motor in your internal unit, while annual maintenance from your A/C repair specialist can help your A/C enjoy maximum efficiency and an extended life span.

To learn more about caring for your air conditioner, contact Blue Dot Services of Maryland at (410) 698-6465. We can provide the necessary service to keep your A/C in excellent condition for years to come. Visit us online for additional information.


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