The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Keokuk09/16/2015 When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we normally seek 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 be included in that category. It’s certainly not a trait 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 handled thanks to WM J Kraus & Son. But what makes it so critical to have a specialist handle your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and trying to do it yourself? We could write an endless blog about 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 correct amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is working efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, decreasing efficiency and making your system work more than it should. 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, 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. Check the filter. One of the most frequent 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 professionals. If you’re wondering what the experts at WM J Kraus & Son can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a shout at 319-524-3714 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.