When we encounter uncharted territory in life, we usually seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a pro. For most of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would fall in to that category. It’s certainly not something that most homeowners in Auburn have already and not one that many have the desire to attain the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be covered thanks to Forster Heating.
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 an endless blog about this, but here are four 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 proper amount of refrigerant ensures you have a system that is working efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will operate longer, lowering efficiency and making your system work more than it has to. Too much refrigerant also means decreased efficiency and can damage 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 might potentially cause it to freeze over, creating an even bigger headache.
- View the filter. One of the most routine causes for an inefficient air conditioner is a dirty filter. Dirty filters make it more difficult for your system to pull air through it before being sent throughout your home. Your home’s indoor air quality can also be hurt 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 damage to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels.
While there are jobs that you can do yourself, like buying and using a programmable thermostat
, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re curious as to what the experts at Forster Heating can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a shout at 530-885-8081 to set up an appointment.