The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Topeka09/16/2015 When we run into uncharted territory in life, we normally search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be in that category. It’s certainly not something that the majority homeowners in Topeka 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 taken care of thanks to Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc.. But what makes it so important to have a specialist handle your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write a never ending blog about this, but here are a couple of the things that the professionals do during the air conditioner service process: Check for the proper refrigerant charge. Having a system that has the proper amount of refrigerant ensures you have a system that is working 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 lower efficiency and can hurt your system in the long run. Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils can collect dust and dirt over time, hurting your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil may potentially cause it to freeze over, producing 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 diminished by dirty filters as well. Inspect the electrical connections. As is the case with a lot of appliances, connectors and screws can come loose, potentially causing harm 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 taking advantage of a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the experts. If you’re wondering what the experts at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a shout at 785-357-6200 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.