The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Albuquerque09/16/2015 When we run into uncharted territory in life, we normally search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a pro. For the majority of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be in that category. It’s certainly not knowledge that many homeowners in Albuquerque 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 Desert Suns Heating & Cooling. But what makes it so important to have a pro complete your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and trying to do it yourself? We could write an unending 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 running efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, decreasing efficiency and making your system work more than it has to. Too much refrigerant also means decreased efficiency and can harm your system in the long run. Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils might collect dust and dirt over time, decreasing your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil might potentially cause it to freeze over, generating an even bigger headache. Check the filter. One of the most routine 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 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 tasks that you can do yourself, like buying and taking advantage of a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re wondering what the pros at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a call at 505-994-9176 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.