When in doubt, ask the pro. That’s the slogan that we use at Colvin's Heating and Cooling, especially if people come to us and describe how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Excelsior Springs do not have the skills or desire to have the proficiencies to personally fix their air conditioner. That’s why our technicians at Colvin's Heating and Cooling 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 some money. Here are a few of the things that our experts have spent years learning and sharpening, showing why having an expert handle your heating and cooling system is so important:
- Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt collects and piles up with time on both your interior and external 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 easy task and require a bit of expertise.
- Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the potential to come loose and create some major damage to the electric parts of your system. Our professionals will look for these connections and sidestep blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels.
- Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most conventional causes for jammed or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it more difficult for your system to draw air through it. Indoor air quality is very important to the health and safety of your family and should be checked consistently.
- Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having correct refrigerant amounts ensures that your system is working as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be working more frequently than it needs to, lowering the effectiveness and possibly impeding the lifetime of your system.
There are a few steps that you can take here and there to improve 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 pros. Get ahold of the team at Colvin's Heating and Cooling and discover all the services they can provide to ensure that your air conditioner is operating well this year. Give us a call at 816-379-3918 to schedule an appointment with us.