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The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Anchorage

September 16, 2015

When we encounter 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 the majority homeowners in Anchorage have already and not one that many have the desire to gain the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be covered thanks to Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services.

But what makes it so crucial to have a specialist take care of your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and trying to do it yourself? We could write an endless blog on this, but here are a couple 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 means you have a system that is running efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will run longer, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it has to. Too much refrigerant also means reduced efficiency and can harm your system in the long run.
  • Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils can collect dust and dirt over time, harming your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil can potentially cause it to freeze over, creating an even bigger headache.
  • Check the filter. One of the most routine 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 affected 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 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 curious as to what the pros at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a shout at 907-202-9798 to set up an appointment.