When we encounter uncharted territory in life, we typically seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For most of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not something that the majority homeowners in Pocatello 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 taken care of thanks to Vogts Heating & Air.
But what makes it so critical to have a specialist complete your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write an endless blog covering this, but here are just a few of the things that the professionals do during the air conditioner service process:
- Check for the proper refrigerant charge. Having a system that has the proper amount of refrigerant ensures you have a system that is working 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 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 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 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 deterioration 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 taking advantage of a programmable thermostat
, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re wondering what the experts at Vogts Heating & Air can offer you when you arrange air conditioner service, give us a call at 208-621-0129 to set up an appointment.