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

Having regular air conditioning service performed at least yearly can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep it running at top efficiency. Before we get to the warmest days of the Jefferson City summer, have the experts at Stieferman Heating Company Inc complete your annual air conditioning service.

Some tasks should always be completed during a proper air conditioning service appointment. According to energy.gov, your technician should always:

  • Look for the accurate amount of refrigerant, and if necessary, test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is required, reclaim any refrigerant that must be cleared from the system, as opposed to unlawfully releasing it to the atmosphere.
  • Look for proper airflow in the system.
  • Confirm the correct electric control sequence to guarantee adequate sequence of operation.
  • Examine electric terminals, clean and stiffen connections.
  • Look for the accuracy of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, changing or cleaning your air filters routinely is on the top of the list. That’s because nothing else that easy can help ensure your air conditioner continues to run at peak efficiency. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or changed during your routine air conditioning service appointment, you should inspect it habitually. We advise taking a look at it every month or according to the manufacturer’s advice. How often it actually requires cleaning or replacement will depend 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 annual air conditioner service or if you have questions about air filters or another component of air conditioner maintenance, call Stieferman Heating Company Inc today at 573-203-3908. 

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