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

Having regular air conditioning service completed 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 Scottsboro summertime, have the experts at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. conduct your yearly air conditioning service.

Certain tasks should always be finished during a proper air conditioning service appointment. According to, your specialist should always:

  • Look for the correct amount of refrigerant, and if necessary, examine for refrigerant leaks utilizing a leak detector.
  • If a refrigerant evacuation is required, retrieve any refrigerant that must be cleared from the system, rather than unlawfully discharging it to the air.
  • Inspect for proper airflow throughout the system.
  • Confirm the right electric control sequence to make sure of adequate sequence of operation.
  • Examine electric terminals, clean and strengthen connections.
  • Check the exactness of the thermostat.

When it comes to DIY air conditioning service, changing or cleaning your air filters routinely is essential. That’s because nothing else that easy can help ensure your air conditioner continues to work at a high level of efficiency. Besides when the air filter is cleaned or replaced during your annual air conditioning service appointment, you should inspect it regularly. We suggest looking at it every month or according to the manufacturer’s advice. How often it actually demands 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 routine air conditioner service or if you have questions about air filters or another aspect of air conditioner maintenance, call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. today at 256-574-1300. 

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