When we run into uncharted territory in life, we usually seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not knowledge that the majority homeowners in Gresham 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 Honke Heating & AC.
But what makes it so crucial to have a pro complete your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write an endless blog on this, but here are a couple 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 right amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is running efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will operate longer, lowering efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. Too much refrigerant also means decreased 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, harming your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil might potentially cause it to freeze over, creating 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 tougher 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 deterioration 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 using a programmable thermostat
, there are some things that should be left to the pros. If you’re wanting to know what the pros at Honke Heating & AC can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a call at 503-663-8033 to set up an appointment.