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

Having standard air conditioning service done at least once a year can help lengthen the life of your air conditioner and keep it running at its highest efficiency. Before we get to the hottest days of the Rapid City season, have the specialists at Street Heating and Cooling conduct your annual air conditioning service.

Certain tasks should always be completed during a accurate air conditioning service appointment. From energy.gov, your specialist should always:

  • Look for the correct amount of refrigerant, and if needed, test for refrigerant leaks with a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is necessary, reclaim any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, instead of illicitly discharging it to the environment.
  • Inspect for proper airflow through the system.
  • Confirm the appropriate electric control sequence to make sure of proper sequence of operation.
  • Inspect 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 routinely is on the top of the list. That’s because nothing else that straightforward can help make sure that your air conditioner continues to work at top efficiency. Besides when the air filter is cleaned or changed during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should inspect it frequently. We recommend looking at it every month or according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. How often it actually requires cleaning or replacement will bank on individual aspects in your home, like how much dust gets into 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 element of air conditioner maintenance, call Street Heating and Cooling today at 605-206-3915. 

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