Strange noises are usually a sign of general wear and tear, like a lack of lubricant on moving parts, or a loose component. If left unchecked, these can cause serious issues over time.
5. You Spot Moisture Where There Shouldn't Be Moisture
If you find a build up of moisture, drips or pools of water anywhere near your system, get it checked straight away.
It could be a blockage or break in your condensate pipe, or it could be the more serious issues of a refrigerant leak.
6. Your Energy Bills are Rising
If you notice a spike in your energy consumption, your AC system may not be working as efficiently as it should be.
It may be tempting to ignore this to avoid a service charge (and potentially a repair bill) but that’s a false economy. Regular maintenance is the best way to ensure maximum efficiency of your system, keeping both your bills and your carbon footprint down.
How Often Should Air Conditioning be Serviced?
To avoid any costly repairs, it’s advisable to have your system serviced on a regular basis - how often that is will all depend on its usage.
For domestic AC, an annual service check is usually fine. This will ensure your system is working as it should, as well as keeping you covered under the manufacturer warranty for replacement parts.
In commercial and industrial settings, it’s highly recommended that you invest in Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM). This typically involves twice yearly visits or more depending on the complexity of the system and the use it’s subjected to.