When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we typically seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For most of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not knowledge that many homeowners in Rockford have already and not one that many have the desire to gain the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be covered thanks to Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc.
But what makes it so crucial to have a specialist complete your air conditioner service over watching a handful of YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write a never ending blog covering this, but here are a couple of the things that the pros do during the air conditioner service process:
- Check for the proper refrigerant charge. Having a system that has the correct amount of refrigerant ensures you have a system that is running efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. Too much refrigerant also means reduced efficiency and can harm your system in the long run.
- Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils may collect dust and dirt over time, hurting your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil may potentially cause it to freeze over, creating an even bigger headache.
- Check the filter. One of the most frequent causes for an inefficient air conditioner is a dirty filter. Dirty filters make it harder for your system to pull air through it before being sent throughout your home. Your home’s indoor air quality can also be diminished by dirty filters as well.
- Inspect the electrical connections. As is the case with a lot of appliances, connectors and screws can come loose, potentially causing harm to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels.
While there are tasks that you can do yourself, like buying and using a programmable thermostat
, there are some things that should be left to the pros. If you’re wanting to know what the team at Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a call at (815)914-6197 to set up an appointment.