When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we typically search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a pro. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be in that category. It’s certainly not knowledge that most homeowners in Wausau 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 taken care of thanks to Gilray Heating and Cooling.
But what makes it so crucial to have a pro handle your air conditioner service over watching a handful of YouTube videos and trying to do it yourself? We could write an endless blog about this, but here are four 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 ensures you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will operate longer, decreasing efficiency and making your system work more than it should. Too much refrigerant also means reduced efficiency and can hurt your system in the long run.
- Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils might collect dust and dirt over time, hurting your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil may potentially cause it to freeze over, producing an even bigger headache.
- Check 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 hurt 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 harm 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 pros at Gilray Heating and Cooling can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a call at 715-301-0727 to set up an appointment.