How Often Should You Expect to Get Air Conditioning Service Done? 06/16/2017Having routine air conditioning service performed at least once a year 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 Elmhurst season, have the experts at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. complete your yearly air conditioning service. Certain tasks should always be done during a usual air conditioning service appointment. From energy.gov, your specialist should always: Check for the correct amount of refrigerant, and if required, look for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector. If a refrigerant evacuation is required, reclaim any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, instead of unlawfully releasing it to the atmosphere. Check for correct airflow throughout the system. Check the correct electric control sequence to make sure of adequate sequence of operation. Review electric terminals, clean and stiffen connections. Check the precision of the thermostat. When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, changing or cleaning your air filters regularly is on the top of the list. That’s because nothing else that simple can help ensure your air conditioner continues to work at a high level of efficiency. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or replaced during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should examine it regularly. We recommend looking at it monthly or according to the manufacturer’s advice. How often it actually needs cleaning or replacement will depend 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 annual air conditioner service or if you have questions about air filters or another element of air conditioner maintenance, call Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 630-833-1100. You can even make sure of our online scheduler to schedule an appointment for your maintenance visit.