AC service is important for your AC to last longer and to prevent regular or irregular breakdowns of your AC especially when you need it most. The AC is a machine that is used to alter the temperature of the surrounding area to make it more comfortable for you to work or relax in. AC service ensures that you save costs that would have otherwise been spent on repair and replacement of parts or even having to do a whole new installation of an AC. Many AC repair companies offer service packages and you can even schedule an appointment for when you would like your service done. There are basically two harsh seasons that you would need your AC the greatest. The winter and the summer seasons. You can therefore get AC service during the preceding seasons to prevent breakdown during critical times.
It is quite important to ensure that the service is done by a professional technician or company. The average price of an AC ranges from $5000 to above that amount depending on the quality of air conditioner you like so you should not let just any handyman tamper with your piece of machinery. Always check that the technician is certified and try and get testimonials from people he has worked for previously.
The major parts that require maintenance are usually the filter, power cord, coils, switch, and thermostat, drain ports, and fan because they connect the major components of the air conditioner. The technician will always start by removing and replacing the filter. If the filter is reusable he will wash it and return it into place. The technician will clean the evaporator and because the air evaporator traps dust and moisture in a dusty area it will have to be cleaned more often. He will also correct any problems that the condenser may have. The technician will also be checking for leaks and for any changes in pressure using pressure gauges. He will also replace refrigerant and stop any leaks. He will also clean the drain ports if any are on the air conditioner because they sometimes get clogged with dirt and it could reduce the overall air quality of your air conditioner. He will also check the power cable and switches for any problems with their connection. This is detected when you turn on the air conditioner and the system does not respond to any changes in the settings or in the environment if it is automatic.
So basically the service person will be cleaning the entire air conditioner and ensuring that no problem is currently there and he will check the power and switches to ensure no cords are spilt and worn out. He will also be able to make recommendations on major components and check your thermostat. Some of these service practices you can do on your own in your house but if you feel overwhelmed you can call service repair companies to send someone to come and do the repairs.