The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in San Jose

September 16, 2015

When we encounter uncharted territory in life, we typically search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a pro. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not knowledge that the majority homeowners in San Jose 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 American HVAC Inc.

But what makes it so crucial to have a professional complete your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write an unending blog on 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 work longer, decreasing efficiency and making your system work more than it has to. Too much refrigerant also means decreased efficiency and can damage your system in the long run.
  • Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils may 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, generating an even bigger headache.
  • View the filter. One of the most common 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 unfastened, potentially causing harm to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels.
While there are things 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 pros at American HVAC Inc can offer you when you arrange air conditioner service, give us a ring at 408-215-1018 to set up an appointment.