When we run into uncharted territory in life, we typically search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a pro. For the majority of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not something that most homeowners in Saint Petersburg have already and not one that many have the desire to acquire the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be covered thanks to Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc.
But what makes it so important to have a professional handle your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write a never ending blog on this, but here are four of the things that the experts do during the air conditioner service process:
- Check for the proper refrigerant charge. Having a system that has the right amount of refrigerant means you have a system that is working efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will run longer, decreasing efficiency and making your system work more than it should. Too much refrigerant also means reduced efficiency and can hurt your system in the long run.
- Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils may collect dust and dirt over time, decreasing your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil might potentially cause it to freeze over, producing an even bigger headache.
- Look at 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 affected by dirty filters as well.
- Inspect the electrical connections. As is the case with a lot of appliances, connectors and screws can come unfastened, potentially causing deterioration 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 taking advantage of a programmable thermostat
, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re wondering what the team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a shout at 727-369-6195 to set up an appointment.