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

Having regular air conditioning service completed at least yearly can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep it running at peak efficiency. Before we get to the warmest days of the Chicago summer, have the specialists at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning perform your yearly air conditioning service.

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

  • Inspect for the accurate amount of refrigerant, and if required, test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is needed, reclaim any refrigerant that must be emptied from the system, instead of illicitly releasing it to the atmosphere.
  • Check for efficient airflow through the system.
  • Verify the appropriate electric control sequence to ensure correct sequence of operation.
  • Examine electric terminals, clean and strengthen 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 easy can help guarantee your air conditioner continues to run at a high level of efficiency. Besides when the air filter is cleaned or swapped out during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should inspect it habitually. We suggest checking it once a month or according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. How often it actually demands cleaning or replacement will depend on individual aspects in your home, like how much dust comes 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 component of air conditioner maintenance, call iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning today at 773-704-0640. You can even use our online scheduler to make an appointment for your maintenance visit.