The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Augusta09/16/2015 When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we normally search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For most of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be in that category. It’s certainly not a trait that most homeowners in Augusta 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 Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning. But what makes it so critical to have a professional complete your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write a never ending blog about 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 proper amount of refrigerant makes sure 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 has to. Too much refrigerant also means reduced 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, harming your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil might potentially cause it to freeze over, producing an even bigger headache. Look at 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 affected 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 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 utilizing a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re wanting to know what the team at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a shout at 706-722-5304 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.