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

Having routine air conditioning service completed at least yearly can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep it functioning at top efficiency. Before we get to the warmest days of the Tucson summer, have the experts at Ambient Air complete your annual air conditioning service.

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

  • Look for the accurate amount of refrigerant, and if required, test for refrigerant leaks with a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is required, recover any refrigerant that must be emptied from the system, instead of illegally releasing it to the environment.
  • Inspect for correct airflow through the system.
  • Verify the appropriate electric control sequence to ensure proper sequence of operation.
  • Examine electric terminals, clean and stiffen connections.
  • Check the exactness of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, changing or cleaning your air filters routinely is on the top of the list. That’s because nothing else that simple can help ensure your air conditioner continues to operate at a high level of efficiency. In addition to when the air filter is cleaned or replaced during your yearly air conditioning service appointment, you should examine it habitually. We advise looking at it every month or according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. How often it actually needs cleaning or replacement will depend on individual factors 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 Ambient Air today at 520-201-3871. 

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