The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Plainfield09/16/2015 When we run into uncharted territory in life, we typically search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a pro. For most of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not something that most homeowners in Plainfield 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. But what makes it so important to have a specialist handle your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write a never ending blog about this, but here are just a few 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 right amount of refrigerant means you have a system that is running efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will operate longer, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it has to. Too much refrigerant also means lower 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. Look at the filter. One of the most common 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 unfastened, potentially causing harm to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels. While there are tasks 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 pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a call at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.