How Often Should You Expect to Get Air Conditioning Service Done? 06/16/2017Having standard air conditioning service performed at least yearly can help prolong the life of your air conditioner and keep it running at top efficiency. Before we get to the warmest days of the West Columbia summertime, have the experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. conduct your yearly air conditioning service. Some tasks should always be done during a accurate air conditioning service appointment. According to energy.gov, your specialist should always: Check for the accurate amount of refrigerant, and if needed, look for refrigerant leaks utilizing a leak detector. If a refrigerant evacuation is required, reclaim any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, as opposed to illicitly discharging it to the atmosphere. Inspect for proper airflow through the system. Check the right electric control sequence to ensure adequate sequence of operation. Examine electric terminals, clean and strengthen connections. Inspect the precision of the thermostat. When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, replacing or cleaning your air filters routinely is a top priority. That’s because nothing else that easy can help make sure that your air conditioner continues to work at a high level of efficiency. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or changed during your routine air conditioning service appointment, you should examine it frequently. We suggest taking a look at it once a month or according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. How often it actually demands cleaning or replacement will be dependent on individual factors in your home, like how much dust gets 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. today at 803-796-9172. You can even use our online scheduler to make an appointment for your maintenance visit.