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Regular AC Tune-Ups Can Significantly Extend Your HVAC System’s Lifespan

How well your home air conditioner works depends on whether or not you receive regular preventative air conditioner maintenance services. AC units that are not properly maintained do not run efficiently, costing you valuable energy and money. In addition, well-maintained air conditioning units last longer.

X-Treme Temp Heating and Cooling can assist you with any air conditioning service maintenance questions. All it takes is a quick check-up in the early Spring each year to extent the life of your home AC system!

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How often should an AC system be serviced in Connecticut?

Normally, an AC system needs to be maintained at least once every year. Prior to the beginning of the cooling season, usually in the spring, is the optimal time for servicing. Cleaning or replacing air filters, inspecting and cleaning coils, checking refrigerant levels, lubricating moving parts, and making sure all parts are in good operating condition are all duties that are part of routine annual maintenance. However, other homeowners choose bi-annual maintenance, which may include a review in the fall before the start of the heating season, especially in areas where HVAC systems are used all year round. Regular maintenance promotes efficiency, increases lifespan, and reduces the likelihood of expensive breakdowns.

How often should my AC unit be serviced?

At a minimum, your air conditioner needs to be checked and maintained once a year. Preferably well before the summer season gets going. This will help to maintain its efficiency and stop any issues from arising at an inconvenient time. Additionally, it might be time for more frequent maintenance services if you've noticed that your air conditioner isn't cooling as well as it could be.


Proper maintenance on an air conditioner starts with replacing air filters. A dirty or clogged filter could cause the unit to run between 5 and 15 percent less efficiently. Clogged filters could also impact the unit by allowing dirt to infiltrate the evaporator coil, affecting its heat-absorbing capacity.

While replacing an air filter helps keep the evaporator coil clean, over time dirt still manages to infiltrate a system and get into the coil. Evaporator coils should be checked annually and cleaned if necessary. Outdoor condenser coils should also be inspected and cleaned of dirt and debris regularly as well.

The aluminum fins on the coils should also be checked when maintaining a system, as air flow could be blocked if they become bent. The coil fins can be straightened with a fin comb.


While certain home maintenance services are important, some air conditioning maintenance services require a professional. At X-Treme Temp Heating and Cooling, LLC, we provide a thorough inspection of your unit, which includes a check of:

  • The unit and wiring for any damage
  • Any presence of air leaks
  • Thermostat
  • Power voltage
  • Refrigerant pressure

Inspections include a detailed assessment of the unit and a written estimate if any air conditioning repair needs to be handled. Our preventative AC maintenance services ensure the long life of your air conditioning unit.

Our AC maintenance technicians are highly skilled and certified in EPA as well as HVAC standards, and are dedicated to providing honest, affordable, and reliable service to Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, and the surrounding areas.

Call X-Treme Temp Heating and Cooling today at (203)-815-6851 and schedule your annual air conditioning system maintenance.

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