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

Having standard air conditioning service completed at least annually can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep it functioning at top efficiency. Before we get to the muggiest days of the Greater Richmond season, have the specialists at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling perform your annual air conditioning service.

Particular tasks should always be completed during a usual air conditioning service appointment. From energy.gov, your technician should always:

  • Check for the proper amount of refrigerant, and if necessary, examine for refrigerant leaks with a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is needed, retrieve any refrigerant that must be cleared from the system, rather than unlawfully freeing it to the atmosphere.
  • Look for correct airflow through the system.
  • Check the correct electric control sequence to make sure of adequate sequence of operation.
  • Review electric terminals, clean and stiffen connections.
  • Inspect the exactness 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 straightforward can help guarantee your air conditioner continues to operate at top efficiency. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or replaced during your yearly air conditioning service appointment, you should check it frequently. We advise looking at it every month or according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. How often it actually requires cleaning or replacement will be dependent on individual factors 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 Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today at 804-302-6657. 

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