My Air Conditioner is Working Fine. Why Should I Schedule an Inspection or Service?

Think of a major investment like the vehicle you rely on every day to get to work. You wouldn’t think of driving it day in and day out without having a mechanic periodically inspect it and perform routine service. Failure to do so puts your car at risk of having a premature mechanical breakdown and reduces the amount of driving you can get out of it.

Likewise, the money you invested in your air conditioning system is at risk if you don’t set up appointments for ongoing HVAC inspection and service. You will actually lower the total cost of ownership of your AC system when you arrange to have a professional stay on top of all aspects of the system, from inspections and cleaning to maintenance and repairs.


A professional is needed to conduct a thorough inspection. Your HVAC technician will check out every aspect of your air conditioning setup.

At this point, he or she will make any required repairs or update a component that’s not working up to specifications. Our team carries many parts in our service vehicles so we can quickly use them while out doing maintenance and inspection calls, avoiding delays.


No matter how clean you keep your home, even small amounts of airborne dust and debris can still make their way to the coil of your air conditioner. As it gets covered with grime, the coil has to work harder to remove heat from the air. This can lead to the system needlessly breaking down.

The condenser unit outside can also get covered in dirt, mud and debris from your yard. Accumulated leaves and twigs falling from your trees and rocks kicked up by a gardener’s lawnmower all add up to a load of debris that keeps the system from working at its optimal level.

You can prevent putting so much of a burden on the system when you keep it clean. A professional HVAC technician knows how to quickly spot dirt on the equipment and get rid of it.


Routine maintenance is part of the plan for keeping your HVAC system running in top condition, just as it is part of the normal upkeep you have done for your vehicle. A tune-up lets the AC run more efficiently.

The result is you spend less on your utility bill and effectively lower your carbon footprint as well (a bonus for families doing their best to “go green” and do their part to protect the environment).

Schedule Appointments Outside of Busy Seasons

As you might expect, people sometimes do not realize there is a problem with their HVAC system until they first turn it on at the start of summer after not having used it in several months. They all call at the same time for service appointments, desperate to enjoy summer in air-conditioned comfort.

By scheduling your regular inspection and service calls during the off season, you will be able to get an appointment much more easily and not have to worry that technicians will be up to their ears fixing and replacing broken systems all over the city.


Have you inadvertently skipped making an annual appointment to have an HVAC professional inspect or service your air conditioning system? There’s no time like the present to make a call. At family-owned and operated Ardmore, we have more than 40 years of experience taking care of air conditioning equipment in the greater Chicagoland area and surrounding communities and we’re looking forward to taking care of your AC system too. For details on our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact Ardmore Fresh Air today.

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