The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Hodgenville

September 16, 2015

When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we usually look to 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 a trait that the majority homeowners in Hodgenville have already and not one that many have the desire to acquire the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be handled thanks to Phelps Heating & Cooling.

But what makes it so important to have a specialist handle your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and trying to do it 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 decreased efficiency and can damage 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 may potentially cause it to freeze over, producing an even bigger headache.
  • Look at the filter. One of the most frequent 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 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 taking advantage of a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re wanting to know what the team at Phelps Heating & Cooling can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a ring at 270-358-3167 to set up an appointment.