The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Charlottesville09/16/2015 When in doubt, ask the expert. That’s the motto that we use at Beck Cohen, especially if people come to us and talk about how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Charlottesville do not have the skills or desire to have the skills to DIY their air conditioner. That’s why our technicians at Beck Cohen are here to assist with any service needs you may have. I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t hurt to attempt a little DIY air conditioner maintenance if you save a few bucks. Here are a couple of the things that our professionals have spent years practicing and sharpening, demonstrating why having an expert take care of your heating and cooling system is so important: Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt accumulates and piles up with time on both your internal and outdoor coils in your system. This can decrease the efficiency of your system and could even cause your indoor coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no walk in the park and need a bit of expertise. Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the capability to come loose and create some major damage to the electric parts of your system. Our technicians will search for these connections and stay clear from blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels. Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most common causes for jammed or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it more difficult for your system to bring air through it. Indoor air quality is very crucial to the health and safety of your family and should be checked consistently. Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having correct refrigerant amounts certifies that your system is operating as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be operating more often than it needs to, decreasing the productivity and potentially stunting the lifetime of your system. There are a few steps that you can take in several places to advance the effectiveness of your heating and cooling system, like using a programmable thermostat, but there are also some problems that should be left to the pros. Get ahold of the team at Beck Cohen and learn about all the services they can deliver to ensure that your air conditioner is running well this year. Give us a call at 434-296-0129 or schedule an appointment with us online.