Why is Regular Air Conditioner Maintenance Necessary?

April 21, 2020

An air conditioner needs to be regularly maintained so that it functions properly and lasts as long as possible. Having your AC unit maintained annually by a technician will also save you a lot of money by helping it to operate efficiently. The following are the most important parts a technician will service.


Dirty filters become clogged and block your air conditioner’s normal airflow. This results in a system that has to work harder while also operating less efficiently. Dirt will also end up collecting faster on the evaporator coil. This impairs the ability of the coil to collect heat.

An air conditioner can have a replaceable or reusable filter. When the AC unit is in use, the filter should be cleaned or replaced every month or two. If you have pets or live in dusty conditions, it will likely need to be replaced or cleaned more regularly.

Innovative Mechanical, LLC in Marietta GA, makes it a point to replace filters during our annual maintenance visits. We want to make sure that your system is efficient and lasts as long as possible.

Evaporator Coils

While a clean filter helps to keep dirt from collecting as fast on the evaporator coils, it will still collect on them regardless. A technician will clean the coils during his or her annual visit. This helps the coils to absorb heat, making the AC unit as efficient as possible.


There are fins on an AC unit’s evaporator coils and condenser. Fins often bend, which can block airflow. Technicians use a tool called a “fin comb,” which straightens fins and returns them to nearly their original condition. This results in better air quality and improved performance.

Top-Quality Air Conditioning and Heating Pros

At Innovative Mechanical, LLC, we’re a Trane authorized dealer. We work with all makes and models of heating and cooling equipment. We also offer indoor air quality products and hot water heater services. Contact us today to learn how we can help you anywhere in the Marietta area.