How Often Should AC Units be Serviced

How Often Should AC Units be Serviced

How Often Should AC Units be Serviced?

How often should air conditioning units be serviced in the UK and is maintaining your air conditioner really that important?

Even in the UK a professional AC maintenance service should be completed at least once a year and it certainly is important if you want to make the most of your air conditioning in terms of running cost and longevity. When it comes to the specifics of maintenance frequency, the benefits and whether it is mandatory to arrange maintenance for your AC, read on to find out more. 

How often should you need maintenance on your Air Conditioning Unit?

For your AC system to stay in peak condition, it is best to arrange a professional maintenance visit at least once per year, although every six months is more ideal for commercial or industrial air conditioning systems as they not only see heavier use but also operate in harsher conditions in comparison to AC units in use within a domestic household. 

Is air conditioning maintenance on your AC unit really worth it? 

Knowing how often you should arrange a maintenance service for your air conditioning is one thing, but you directly benefit by keeping your air conditioning in good working order too! The top four benefits when it comes to air conditioning maintenance include;

Keep your running costs low on your AC Unit

Knowing how often you should arrange a maintenance service for your air conditioning is one thing, but you directly benefit by keeping your air conditioning in good working order too! The top four benefits when it comes to air conditioning maintenance include;

Prevent expensive repairs for your AC system

Without maintenance, higher running costs won’t be your only issue as that same wear and tear created by small issues will gradually worsen over time. A minor issue an engineer can resolve during maintenance, such as clearing dust and checking working parts are adequately lubricated will have a direct impact on the performance of important components such as the compressor. As a result, professional annual maintenance will reduce the likelihood of component failure within your air conditioning by as much as 80%!

A Maintained Air Conditioning System has an increased life expectancy 

Wear and tear makes all the difference when it comes to running costs and potentially expensive repairs, although both will also play a part in contributing toward the overall life expectancy of your air conditioning. It is completely true that AC can last up to 15 years or more, although that longevity is achieved through prevention of major issues and simple annual maintenance plays a key role in those preventative measures. Without these annual check-ups so a qualified technician can fully inspect your AC system, your air conditioning is highly likely to have its life expectancy reduced by approximately 35% or more!

Protect your Warranty and Maximise your AC Investment 

Last but certainly not least, it is very important to note that having a warranty will cover you for manufacturer defects but in order to qualify you must ensure your air conditioning units are professionally maintained a minimum of once per year.  

Is Maintaining your Air Conditioner Mandatory?

With the lifespan and performance of air conditioning systems steadily decreasing every single year they go without maintenance does that make maintaining your AC mandatory? There are indeed some aspects to warranty and regulations that are directly connected to maintenance that are very useful to know. 

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Home - Validates your manufacturers warranty

When it comes to domestic air conditioning systems which are usually both smaller and less complex than commercial systems, annual maintenance may seem like an unnecessary expense, even when it still comes at the cost of increased energy usage; although maintenance is usually linked directly to your system’s warranty as well. 

The majority of reputable air conditioning manufacturers including Mitsubishi Electric and Daikin will only honour a manufacturers warranty claim if regular maintenance has been properly completed by a qualified engineer and will not cover defects that arise as a result of a lack of maintenance either. 

Air Conditioning Maintenance at the Workplace – As required by EPB regulations & manufacturers warranty

Whilst for domestic households the requirement for an air conditioning maintenance service is primarily linked to manufacturers warranty, this same requirement also applies to commercial AC as well. Although there is also some additional government legislation under the Energy Performance of Buildings 2012 that is linked to commercial air conditioning maintenance too.

This stipulates that air conditioning systems in commercial buildings require maintenance at least once every five years, and whilst this only applies to systems with a collective output over 12kw, this is applicable to many medium to large businesses that have multiple air conditioning units on the premises. The government have this legislation in place with the intention of not only improving efficiency but in order to significantly reduce energy costs and consumption with their core focus for the UK being to reduce carbon emissions.

Get in touch with MAC today for free advice and pricing on professional AC maintenance and services

Whether you have home air conditioning or commercial air conditioning for your business that seems to be lacking when it comes to energy efficiency or simply needs professional cleaning on a regular basis, MAC are air conditioning specialists with years of experience working with both residential and commercial properties throughout the Midlands and can offer a range of bespoke maintenance services tailored to your needs. With an unbeatable track record for the highest standard in customer service and transparent pricing for all professional maintenance services from cleaning or replacing filters to checking refrigerant gas levels, our team at MAC take pride in being honest and upfront with all quotations and advice we provide so you can maximise the lifespan of your air con.