How Often Should You Expect to Get Air Conditioning Service Done?

June 16, 2017

Having standard air conditioning service done at least yearly can help lengthen the life of your air conditioner and keep it running at its highest efficiency. Before we get to the muggiest days of the Arlington summer, have the professionals at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning perform your routine air conditioning service.

Some tasks should always be completed during a proper air conditioning service appointment. From energy.gov, your expert should always:

  • Inspect for the correct amount of refrigerant, and if needed, examine for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is required, recover any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, rather than illicitly discharging it to the air.
  • Inspect for proper airflow in the system.
  • Check the appropriate electric control sequence to make sure of correct sequence of operation.
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean and strengthen connections.
  • Look for the exactness of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, changing or cleaning your air filters routinely is a top priority. That’s because nothing else that simple can help ensure your air conditioner continues to operate at top efficiency. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or replaced during your yearly air conditioning service appointment, you should examine it habitually. We advise checking it every month or according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. How often it actually demands cleaning or replacement will be dependent on individual influences in your home, like how much dust comes into your home and whether or not you have pets.

If it’s time for your routine air conditioner service or if you have questions about air filters or another element of air conditioner maintenance, call Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning today at 360-255-5857.