The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Lafayette

September 16, 2015

When we run into uncharted territory in life, we usually search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For the majority 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 Lafayette 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 AC Sales.

But what makes it so crucial to have a pro complete your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write an endless blog covering this, but here are just a few 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 means you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will run longer, decreasing 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, producing an even bigger headache.
  • Look at 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 damage 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 utilizing a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re curious as to what the team at AC Sales can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a ring at (337) 234-2345 to set up an appointment.