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


Having routine air conditioning service performed at least once a year can help prolong the life of your air conditioner and keep it operating at peak efficiency. Before we get to the warmest days of the Colfax summertime, have the professionals at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning conduct your routine air conditioning service.

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

  • Look for the proper amount of refrigerant, and if necessary, test for refrigerant leaks with a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is needed, retrieve any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, as opposed to unlawfully freeing it to the atmosphere.
  • Check for proper airflow in the system.
  • Confirm the correct electric control sequence to ensure adequate sequence of operation.
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections.
  • Inspect the exactness of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, replacing or cleaning your air filters frequently is on the top of the list. That’s because nothing else that easy can help ensure your air conditioner continues to run at a high level of efficiency. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or swapped out during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should check it regularly. We suggest taking a look at it every month or according to the manufacturer’s advice. How often it actually requires cleaning or replacement will depend on individual influences in your home, like how much dust enters your home and whether or not you have pets.

If it’s time for your annual air conditioner service or if you have questions about air filters or another aspect of air conditioner maintenance, call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning today at 509-397-3622. 

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