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

Having regular air conditioning service performed at least once a year 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 Lexington season, have the specialists at James Heating & A/C, Inc complete your routine air conditioning service.

Particular tasks should always be completed during a proper air conditioning service appointment. As stated by energy.gov, your specialist should always:

  • Inspect for the accurate amount of refrigerant, and if necessary, look for refrigerant leaks with a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is necessary, reclaim any refrigerant that must be cleared from the system, rather than illegally freeing it to the atmosphere.
  • Check for efficient airflow through the system.
  • Verify the right electric control sequence to guarantee adequate sequence of operation.
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean and stiffen connections.
  • Look for the exactness of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, swapping out or cleaning your air filters frequently is on the top of the list. That’s because nothing else that simple can help guarantee your air conditioner continues to work at top efficiency. In addition to when the air filter is cleaned or replaced during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should examine it habitually. We suggest checking it monthly or according to the manufacturer’s advice. How often it actually needs cleaning or replacement will depend on individual aspects 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 component of air conditioner maintenance, call James Heating & A/C, Inc today at 336-853-6070. 

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