When in doubt, ask the pro. That’s the slogan that we use at Heartland Heating & Cooling, especially if people come to us and talk about how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Des Moines do not have the proficiencies or desire to have the proficiencies to self-service their air conditioner. That’s why our technicians at Heartland Heating & Cooling are here to assist with any service needs you may have.
I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t hurt to try to a little DIY air conditioner maintenance if you save a few bucks. Here are a few of the things that our pros have spent years studying and sharpening, proving why having an expert take care of your heating and cooling system is so important:
- Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt collects and piles up over time on both your internal and external coils in your system. This can hurt the efficiency of your system and could even cause your internal coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no easy task and involve a bit of expertise.
- Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the possibility to come loose and produce some major damage to the electric parts of your system. Our technicians 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 obstructed or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it trickier for your system to bring 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 correct refrigerant amounts ensures that your system is operating as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be operating harder than it needs to, decreasing the effectiveness and maybe even stunting the lifetime of your system.
There are a few steps that you can take here and there to advance the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, like applying a programmable thermostat, but there are also some fixes that should be left to the pros. Call the team at Heartland Heating & Cooling and learn about all the services they can offer to guarantee that your air conditioner is operating well this year. Give us a call at 515-344-3579 to schedule an appointment with us.