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

Having routine air conditioning service completed at least annually can help lengthen the life of your air conditioner and keep it functioning at its highest efficiency. Before we get to the warmest days of the Marshalltown summertime, have the professionals at B & G HVAC conduct your yearly air conditioning service.

Some tasks should always be done during a usual air conditioning service appointment. As stated by energy.gov, your technician should always:

  • Inspect for the correct amount of refrigerant, and if required, look for refrigerant leaks utilizing a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is required, retrieve any refrigerant that must be emptied from the system, rather than illicitly discharging it to the atmosphere.
  • Check for efficient airflow in the system.
  • Check the correct electric control sequence to make sure of correct sequence of operation.
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections.
  • Look for the accuracy of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, replacing or cleaning your air filters routinely is on the top of the list. That’s because nothing else that simple can help ensure your air conditioner continues to operate at top efficiency. In addition to when the air filter is cleaned or swapped out during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should examine it regularly. We recommend taking a look at it once a month or according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. How often it actually needs cleaning or replacement will depend 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 routine air conditioner service or if you have questions about air filters or another element of air conditioner maintenance, call B & G HVAC today at 641-752-3429. You can even utilize our online scheduler to arrange an appointment for your maintenance visit.