When we run into uncharted territory in life, we normally search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a seasoned veteran. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would fall in to that category. It’s certainly not knowledge that most homeowners in Newton 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 covered thanks to Brookwood Inc.
But what makes it so critical to have a pro handle your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write a never ending blog covering this, but here are a couple 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 means you have a system that is working efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will run longer, reducing 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, hurting your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil may potentially cause it to freeze over, creating an even bigger headache.
- View the filter. One of the most frequent 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 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 deterioration to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels.
While there are things 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 wanting to know what the experts at Brookwood Inc can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a shout at 641-316-9803 to set up an appointment.