When in doubt, ask the pro. That’s the motto that we use at Scott Temperature, especially if people come to us and talk about how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Lawrence do not have the proficiencies or desire to have the skills to self-service their air conditioner. That’s why our technicians at Scott Temperature are here to support 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 number of the things that our experts have spent years practicing and perfecting, proving why having a specialist take care of your heating and cooling system is so important:
- Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt accumulates and piles up over time on both your internal and outdoor coils in your system. This can decrease the efficiency of your system and could even cause your interior coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no easy task and need a bit of expertise.
- Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the capability to come loose and create some major problems to the electric parts of your system. Our experts will look for these connections and stay clear from blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels.
- Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most common causes for blocked or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it harder for your system to pull air through it. Indoor air quality is very important to the health and safety of your family and should be tested regularly.
- Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having proper refrigerant amounts guarantees that your system is working as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be running more frequently than it needs to, lowering 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 using a programmable thermostat, but there are also some things that should be left to the pros. Reach the team at Scott Temperature and hear about all the services they can provide to make sure that your air conditioner is running well this year. Give us a call at 785-269-0465 to schedule an appointment with us.