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

Having standard air conditioning service completed at least yearly can help prolong the life of your air conditioner and keep it operating at top efficiency. Before we get to the hottest days of the West Columbia summer, have the professionals at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. perform your yearly air conditioning service.

Some tasks should always be done during a accurate air conditioning service appointment. As stated by energy.gov, your technician should always:

  • Look for the accurate amount of refrigerant, and if necessary, look for refrigerant leaks utilizing a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is required, reclaim any refrigerant that must be emptied 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 make sure of proper sequence of operation.
  • Examine electric terminals, clean and strengthen connections.
  • Check the precision of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, swapping out or cleaning your air filters regularly is on the top of the list. That’s because nothing else that simple can help make sure that your air conditioner continues to work at a high level of efficiency. Besides when the air filter is cleaned or changed during your routine air conditioning service appointment, you should examine it frequently. We suggest looking at it once a month or according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. How often it actually demands cleaning or replacement will depend 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 803-265-4208. 

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