The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Utica09/16/2015 When we encounter uncharted territory in life, we usually search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be in that category. It’s certainly not something that most homeowners in Utica 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 Main Heating & Cooling, Inc.. But what makes it so crucial to have a professional take care of your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write an endless blog on this, but here are just a few 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 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 hurt 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 may potentially cause it to freeze over, producing 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 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 unfastened, potentially causing harm 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 experts. If you’re wondering what the pros at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. can offer you when you arrange air conditioner service, give us a call at 586-731-0950 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.