The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Moline09/16/2015 When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we usually seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not a trait that most homeowners in Moline 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 taken care of thanks to Freed Heating & Air Conditioning. But what makes it so important to have a pro handle your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write an unending blog about 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 right amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, decreasing efficiency and making your system work more than it should. Too much refrigerant also means reduced efficiency and can damage your system in the long run. Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils might collect dust and dirt over time, harming your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil can 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 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 damage 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 taking advantage of a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the experts. If you’re curious as to what the experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you when you arrange air conditioner service, give us a shout at 309-762-3641 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.