When we find ourselves 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 a trait that most homeowners in Cottonwood 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 taken care of thanks to Connolly Electric & Mechanical.
But what makes it so important to have a professional complete your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and trying to do it yourself? We could write an unending blog on 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 makes sure you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, decreasing efficiency and making your system work more than it has to. Too much refrigerant also means reduced efficiency and can damage your system in the long run.
- Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils can collect dust and dirt over time, hurting your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil can potentially cause it to freeze over, creating an even bigger headache.
- Look at the filter. One of the most common 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 diminished by dirty filters as well.
- Inspect the electrical connections. As is the case with a lot of appliances, connectors and screws can come undone, 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 utilizing a programmable thermostat
, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re curious as to what the team at Connolly Electric & Mechanical can offer you when you arrange air conditioner service, give us a ring at 928-639-4251 to set up an appointment.