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 fall in to that category. It’s certainly not something that many homeowners in Moline have already and not one that many have the desire to gain the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be taken care of thanks to J.L. Brady Company LLC. But what makes it so critical to have a pro complete your air conditioner service over watching a handful of YouTube videos and trying to do it yourself? We could write an unending blog covering 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 ensures you have a system that is running efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will operate longer, lowering efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. Too much refrigerant also means lower 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 can potentially cause it to freeze over, creating an even bigger headache. Check the filter. One of the most routine causes for an inefficient air conditioner is a dirty filter. Dirty filters make it harder 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 undone, potentially causing harm to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels. While there are jobs that you can do yourself, like buying and utilizing a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re curious as to what the experts at J.L. Brady Company LLC can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a call at 309-517-7511 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.