The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Sacramento

September 16, 2015

When we run into uncharted territory in life, we usually seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a seasoned veteran. 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 many homeowners in Sacramento 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 handled thanks to American HVAC Inc.

But what makes it so important to have a professional take care of your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write an unending blog covering 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 right amount of refrigerant ensures you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will operate longer, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it has 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, creating 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 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 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 using a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the pros. If you’re wondering what the team at American HVAC Inc can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a ring at 916-243-6714 to set up an appointment.