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

Having standard air conditioning service done at least annually can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep it running at its highest efficiency. Before we get to the muggiest days of the Gresham summertime, have the professionals at Honke Heating & AC perform your yearly air conditioning service.

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

  • Look for the correct amount of refrigerant, and if required, test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is necessary, retrieve any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, as opposed to illegally releasing it to the atmosphere.
  • Check for efficient airflow through the system.
  • Confirm the correct electric control sequence to guarantee correct 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 frequently 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. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or swapped out during your routine air conditioning service appointment, you should check it regularly. We advise looking at it once a month or according to the manufacturer’s advice. How often it actually needs cleaning or replacement will depend on individual factors 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 element of air conditioner maintenance, call Honke Heating & AC today at 503-663-8033. 

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