The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in San Dimas09/16/2015 When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we normally look to the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a pro. For most 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 San Dimas 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 Energy Upgrades, Inc.. But what makes it so important to have a specialist take care of your air conditioner service over watching a handful of YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write a never ending blog covering this, but here are just a few 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, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. Too much refrigerant also means reduced 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, decreasing your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil may potentially cause it to freeze over, creating an even bigger headache. View the filter. One of the most frequent causes for an inefficient air conditioner is a dirty filter. Dirty filters make it more difficult 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 undone, potentially causing damage to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels. While there are things that you can do yourself, like buying and utilizing a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the experts. If you’re wondering what the team at Energy Upgrades, Inc. can offer you when you arrange air conditioner service, give us a ring at 626-478-2922 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.