Your home’s central air conditioning system is one of the most important appliances there is when it comes to your family’s comfort and quality of life. It’s also one of the most specialized pieces of equipment! While the average homeowner can certainly take on tasks like minor plumbing fixes, replacing an electrical outlet, or doing some basic carpentry work, there are not many homeowners who have the specialized knowledge required to service or maintain their HVAC system.
Just like your vehicle or many other systems, your air conditioner need regular maintenance to keep working as it should, and it’s a lot easier (and cheaper) to address any problem when it’s barely begun than wait until it’s grown into something much bigger. Even the best, most well-cared for air conditioner has a lifecycle of about 10-15 years, but you can get the most out of those years by scheduling repairs as soon as you need them. So how can you tell you need them? Read on!