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

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Having routine air conditioning service completed at least annually can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep it operating at its highest efficiency. Before we get to the hottest days of the Erie summer, have the experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc conduct your annual air conditioning service.

Certain tasks should always be finished during a usual air conditioning service appointment. As stated by energy.gov, your expert should always:

  • Check for the correct amount of refrigerant, and if needed, look for refrigerant leaks with a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is needed, retrieve any refrigerant that must be emptied from the system, as opposed to unlawfully freeing it to the atmosphere.
  • Inspect for proper airflow in the system.
  • Verify the appropriate electric control sequence to ensure proper sequence of operation.
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean and strengthen connections.
  • Check the exactness 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 easy can help ensure your air conditioner continues to operate at peak efficiency. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or changed during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should check it regularly. We suggest checking it every month or according to the manufacturer’s advice. How often it actually requires cleaning or replacement will be dependent on individual influences in your home, like how much dust enters your home and whether or not you have pets.

If it’s time for your routine air conditioner service or if you have questions about air filters or another component of air conditioner maintenance, call Patterson & Stirling Inc today at 814-833-5558. You can even utilize our online scheduler to make an appointment for your maintenance visit.

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