An air conditioning service is recommended every two years. Over a period of time it's possible for the gas in the system to deplete. When the system loses gas it becomes less efficient which leads to increased fuel consumption, and could lead to possible repairs.
During the service our technician will recover the gas in the system, then evacuated and charge the system with gas, oil, and UV dye. We use UV dye in the system to help indicate where possible leaks might be located if they were to occur, and oil is used to lubricate the internals of the system.
Once the system is fully charged with gas we are able to fully check the performance of the system and its components such as the compressor and condenser. An air conditioning service costs £80.00, takes up to an hour and can be done while you wait.