The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Opelika09/16/2015 When in doubt, ask the pro. That’s the motto that we use at Farnell Mechanical, Inc., especially if people come to us and explain how they are in uncharted territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Opelika do not have the proficiencies or desire to have the proficiencies to self-service their air conditioner. That’s why our technicians at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. are here to support with any service needs you may have. I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t hurt to try to a little DIY air conditioner maintenance if you save a few bucks. Here are a couple of the things that our pros have spent years studying and refining, demonstrating why having an expert take care of your heating and cooling system is so important: Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt accumulates and piles up over time on both your interior and external coils in your system. This can decrease the efficiency of your system and could even cause your indoor coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no easy task and require a bit of expertise. Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the potential to come loose and cause some major problems to the electric parts of your system. Our technicians will search for these connections and stay clear from blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels. Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most conventional causes for blocked or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it more difficult for your system to bring air through it. Indoor air quality is very important to the health and safety of your family and should be checked regularly. Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having appropriate refrigerant amounts guarantees that your system is running as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be working harder than it needs to, decreasing the efficiency and potentially stunting the lifetime of your system. There are a few steps that you can take here and there to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, like using a programmable thermostat, but there are also some things that should be left to the professionals. Get ahold of the team at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. and hear about all the services they can provide to guarantee that your air conditioner is working well this year. Give us a call at 334-524-2458 or schedule an appointment with us online.