The answer is simple: it depends. Factors such as the frequency of use, the level of pollutants in the air, and the type of filter can all impact how often your air conditioner needs to be cleaned. Generally, we recommend having your air conditioner cleaned once a year, ideally before the start of peak usage in the summer months. However, if you have pets, live in a particularly dusty area, or have a history of respiratory illnesses in your household, you may want to consider cleaning your air conditioner more frequently to ensure optimal air quality in your home.