The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Opelika

September 16, 2015

When we run into uncharted territory in life, we usually look to 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 a trait that most homeowners in Opelika 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc..

But what makes it so critical to have a professional take care of your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write an endless blog covering this, but here are a couple 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 operating 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 damage your system in the long run.
  • Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils might collect dust and dirt over time, decreasing your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil may potentially cause it to freeze over, producing an even bigger headache.
  • Look at the filter. One of the most common causes for an inefficient air conditioner is a dirty filter. Dirty filters make it tougher 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 jobs 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 experts at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a shout at 334-245-4748 to set up an appointment.