The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Columbia09/16/2015 When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we normally seek 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 fall in to that category. It’s certainly not a trait that many homeowners in Columbia 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 Alltemp Comfort Services LLC. But what makes it so critical to have a professional take care of your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write a never ending blog on this, but here are a couple of the things that the pros do during the air conditioner service process: Check for the proper refrigerant charge. Having a system that has the correct amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will run longer, lowering efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. 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 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, generating an even bigger headache. View 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 hurt 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 jobs 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 wanting to know what the pros at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a shout at 803-318-6995 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.