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

Having routine air conditioning service performed at least once a year can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep it functioning at its highest efficiency. Before we get to the hottest days of the Opelika season, have the specialists at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. perform your annual air conditioning service.

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

  • Check for the proper amount of refrigerant, and if required, test for refrigerant leaks utilizing a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is necessary, retrieve any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, instead of illegally releasing it to the atmosphere.
  • Inspect for efficient airflow in the system.
  • Confirm the right electric control sequence to ensure adequate sequence of operation.
  • Review electric terminals, clean and tighten connections.
  • Check the accuracy of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, swapping out or cleaning your air filters regularly is essential. That’s because nothing else that simple can help ensure your air conditioner continues to run at peak efficiency. Besides when the air filter is cleaned or replaced during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should check it regularly. We advise taking a look at it every month or according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. How often it actually demands cleaning or replacement will depend on individual aspects in your home, like how much dust comes into 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc. today at 334-524-2458. You can even utilize our online scheduler to make an appointment for your maintenance visit.