When we encounter uncharted territory in life, we normally seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a seasoned veteran. For the majority of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not knowledge that most homeowners in Ellsworth 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 handled thanks to Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC.
But what makes it so important to have a specialist complete your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write an endless blog about this, but here are just a few 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 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 needs to. Too much refrigerant also means lower 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, decreasing your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil can potentially cause it to freeze over, generating an even bigger headache.
- View the filter. One of the most common 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 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 damage 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 experts. If you’re curious as to what the pros at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a ring at 715-318-6728 to set up an appointment.