When in doubt, ask the pro. That’s the motto that we use at Home Comfort Heating & Air, especially if people come to us and talk about how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Elk River do not have the skills or desire to have the knowledge to personally fix their air conditioner. That’s why our experts at Home Comfort Heating & Air are here to help with any service needs you may have.
I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t hurt to take a shot at a little DIY air conditioner maintenance if you save a few dollars. Here are a couple of the things that our experts have spent years studying and refining, demonstrating why having an expert take care of your heating and cooling system is so important:
- Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt collects and piles up with time on both your internal and external coils in your system. This can decrease the efficiency of your system and could even cause your indoor coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no walk in the park and involve a bit of expertise.
- Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the possibility to come loose and cause some major problems to the electric parts of your system. Our experts will search for these connections and avoid blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels.
- Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most common causes for obstructed or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it trickier for your system to bring air through it. Indoor air quality is very important to the health and safety of your family and should be checked consistently.
- Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having appropriate refrigerant amounts ensures that your system is running as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be working more often than it needs to, reducing the productivity and maybe even restricting the lifetime of your system.
There are a few steps that you can take throughout to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, like utilizing a programmable thermostat, but there are also some problems that should be left to the pros. Call the team at Home Comfort Heating & Air and learn about all the services they can deliver to make sure that your air conditioner is running well this year. Give us a call at 763-276-0617 to schedule an appointment with us.