When we encounter uncharted territory in life, we usually look to 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 fall in to that category. It’s certainly not something that the majority homeowners in Houston 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 Marcos AC & Heating.
But what makes it so important to have a pro complete your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write a never ending blog covering this, but here are four 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 proper amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is running efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, lowering efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. Too much refrigerant also means lower efficiency and can harm your system in the long run.
- Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils may collect dust and dirt over time, harming your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil might potentially cause it to freeze over, generating an even bigger headache.
- View 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 diminished 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 experts. If you’re curious as to what the team at Marcos AC & Heating can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a ring at 713-469-3357 to set up an appointment.