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

Having standard air conditioning service performed at least once a year can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep it operating at its highest efficiency. Before we get to the warmest days of the Mankato area season, have the experts at Northern Comfort Inc conduct your yearly air conditioning service.

Certain tasks should always be done during a proper air conditioning service appointment. According to energy.gov, your specialist should always:

  • Look for the proper amount of refrigerant, and if required, examine for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is required, retrieve any refrigerant that must be cleared from the system, as opposed to unlawfully releasing it to the air.
  • Inspect for proper airflow through the system.
  • Verify the right electric control sequence to ensure proper sequence of operation.
  • Review electric terminals, clean and tighten connections.
  • Check the accuracy of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, changing or cleaning your air filters regularly is a top priority. That’s because nothing else that simple can help ensure your air conditioner continues to work at a high level of efficiency. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or swapped out during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should check it habitually. We recommend checking it every month or according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. How often it actually demands cleaning or replacement will be dependent 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 regular air conditioner service or if you have questions about air filters or another element of air conditioner maintenance, call Northern Comfort Inc today at 507-387-6596. 

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