How Often Should You Expect to Get Air Conditioning Service Done? 06/16/2017Having standard air conditioning service performed at least once a year can help lengthen the life of your air conditioner and keep it functioning at peak efficiency. Before we get to the hottest days of the Bakersfield season, have the specialists at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing complete your routine air conditioning service. Certain tasks should always be completed during a proper air conditioning service appointment. As stated by energy.gov, your expert should always: Look for the correct amount of refrigerant, and if needed, examine for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector. If a refrigerant evacuation is necessary, retrieve any refrigerant that must be cleared from the system, as opposed to illegally releasing it to the atmosphere. Look for correct airflow in the system. Check the appropriate electric control sequence to make sure of correct sequence of operation. Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections. Inspect the precision of the thermostat. When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, changing or cleaning your air filters routinely is a top priority. That’s because nothing else that easy can help guarantee your air conditioner continues to operate at a high level of efficiency. Outside of when the air filter is cleaned or changed during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should inspect it regularly. We recommend looking at it once a month or according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. How often it actually demands cleaning or replacement will be dependent 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 routine air conditioner service or if you have questions about air filters or another component of air conditioner maintenance, call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing today at 661-437-3499. You can even use our online scheduler to make an appointment for your maintenance visit.