When in doubt, ask the pro. That’s the saying that we use at Contra Costa Heating & AC, especially if people come to us and describe how they are in new territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in the Bay Area do not have the skills or desire to have the knowledge to personally fix their air conditioner. That’s why our professionals at Contra Costa Heating & AC are here to support with any service needs you may have.
I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t hurt to try to a little DIY air conditioner maintenance if you save some money. Here are a couple of the things that our pros have spent years practicing and sharpening, demonstrating why having a professional fix your heating and cooling system is so important:
- Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt gathers and piles up as time goes on on both your internal and exterior coils in your system. This can hurt the efficiency of your system and could even cause your internal coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no easy task and need a bit of expertise.
- Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the capability to come loose and cause some major problems to the electric parts of your system. Our technicians will inspect for these connections and sidestep blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels.
- Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most familiar causes for jammed or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it more difficult for your system to pull air through it. Indoor air quality is very vital to the health and safety of your family and should be tested regularly.
- 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 working more often than it needs to, reducing the effectiveness and maybe even impeding the lifetime of your system.
There are a few steps that you can take here and there to increase the effectiveness of your heating and cooling system, like applying a programmable thermostat, but there are also some fixes that should be left to the professionals. Call the team at Contra Costa Heating & AC and discover all the services they can deliver to ensure that your air conditioner is working well this year. Give us a call at 510-343-9841 to schedule an appointment with us.