When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we typically seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a pro. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not knowledge that most homeowners in Keokuk 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 taken care of thanks to WM J Kraus & Son.
But what makes it so critical to have a specialist handle your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write an unending blog on this, but here are four of the things that the professionals do during the air conditioner service process:
- Check for the proper refrigerant charge. Having a system that has the correct amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. Too much refrigerant also means decreased efficiency and can harm your system in the long run.
- Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils might 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 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 diminished by dirty filters as well.
- Inspect the electrical connections. As is the case with a lot of appliances, connectors and screws can come undone, potentially causing damage 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 professionals. If you’re wanting to know what the pros at WM J Kraus & Son can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a call at 319-229-2318 to set up an appointment.