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

Having standard air conditioning service completed at least annually can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep it operating at peak efficiency. Before we get to the muggiest days of the Drexel Hill summer, have the specialists at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning perform your yearly air conditioning service.

Particular tasks should always be completed during a proper air conditioning service appointment. As stated by, your technician should always:

  • Look for the accurate amount of refrigerant, and if required, examine for refrigerant leaks with a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is required, recover any refrigerant that must be emptied from the system, as opposed to illicitly discharging it to the air.
  • Look for efficient airflow in the system.
  • Verify the correct electric control sequence to make sure of proper sequence of operation.
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections.
  • Check 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 easy can help ensure your air conditioner continues to run at peak efficiency. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or replaced during your yearly air conditioning service appointment, you should check it regularly. We suggest checking it every month or according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. How often it actually needs cleaning or replacement will be dependent on individual factors in your home, like how much dust comes 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 element of air conditioner maintenance, call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning today at 610-257-7035. 

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