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

Having regular air conditioning service completed at least once a year can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep it functioning at peak efficiency. Before we get to the warmest days of the Libertyville summertime, have the professionals at Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical conduct your yearly air conditioning service.

Particular tasks should always be finished during a usual air conditioning service appointment. According to energy.gov, your technician should always:

  • Inspect for the accurate amount of refrigerant, and if required, test for refrigerant leaks utilizing a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is necessary, recover any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, instead of illicitly discharging it to the atmosphere.
  • Look for efficient airflow through the system.
  • Check the correct electric control sequence to make sure of correct sequence of operation.
  • Examine electric terminals, clean and strengthen connections.
  • Inspect the exactness of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, changing or cleaning your air filters frequently is essential. That’s because nothing else that simple can help make sure that 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 examine it habitually. We recommend checking it monthly or according to the manufacturer’s advice. How often it actually needs cleaning or replacement will be dependent on individual aspects in your home, like how much dust enters 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 Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical today at 847-362-0262. 

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