The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Columbia09/16/2015 When we run into uncharted territory in life, we typically search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For the majority of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not a trait that the majority homeowners in Columbia have already and not one that many have the desire to attain the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be covered thanks to Watts Electric & A/C Inc. But what makes it so important to have a specialist handle your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and trying to do it yourself? We could write a never ending blog covering this, but here are four 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 proper amount of refrigerant means you have a system that is working efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will run longer, lowering 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, decreasing your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil might 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 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 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 things that you can do yourself, like buying and utilizing a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re curious as to what the team at Watts Electric & A/C Inc can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a shout at 601-736-7362 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.