The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Richardson09/16/2015 When we encounter uncharted territory in life, we typically seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a seasoned veteran. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not something that many homeowners in Richardson have already and not one that many have the desire to attain the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be handled thanks to Hammack Service Company. But what makes it so critical to have a pro complete your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and trying to do it 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 right amount of refrigerant ensures you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will run longer, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. Too much refrigerant also means decreased efficiency and can hurt your system in the long run. Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils might collect dust and dirt over time, hurting your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil might potentially cause it to freeze over, producing 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 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 tasks that you can do yourself, like buying and using a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re wondering what the experts at Hammack Service Company can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a shout at 972-669-9192 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.