When in doubt, ask the professional. That’s the motto that we use at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating, especially if people come to us and talk about how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Pella do not have the proficiencies or desire to have the knowledge to DIY their air conditioner. That’s why our experts at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating are here to assist with any service needs you may have.
I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t hurt to take a shot at a little DIY air conditioner maintenance if you save some money. Here are a few of the things that our professionals have spent years learning and perfecting, proving why having a professional take care of your heating and cooling system is so important:
- Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt accumulates and piles up as time goes on on both your indoor and exterior coils in your system. This can decrease the efficiency of your system and could even cause your internal 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 potential to come loose and produce some major problems to the electric parts of your system. Our technicians will search for these connections and avoid blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels.
- Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most common causes for blocked 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 crucial to the health and safety of your family and should be looked at frequently.
- Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having correct refrigerant amounts certifies that your system is running as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be operating more frequently than it needs to, decreasing the effectiveness and potentially stunting the lifetime of your system.
There are a few steps that you can take in several places to improve the productivity of your heating and cooling system, like applying a programmable thermostat, but there are also some fixes that should be left to the professionals. Get ahold of the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating and learn about all the services they can offer to make sure that your air conditioner is operating well this year. Give us a call at 641-628-3621 to schedule an appointment with us.