The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Colorado Springs09/16/2015 When we run into uncharted territory in life, we normally search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a pro. For the majority of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not a trait that many homeowners in Colorado Springs 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 Triton HVAC & Refrigeration. But what makes it so important to have a pro complete your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and trying to do it yourself? We could write an unending blog about this, but here are just a few 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 correct amount of refrigerant means you have a system that is running efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will operate longer, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it has to. Too much refrigerant also means reduced efficiency and can hurt your system in the long run. Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils may collect dust and dirt over time, harming your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil might potentially cause it to freeze over, producing an even bigger headache. Look at the filter. One of the most frequent 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 affected 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 damage 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 using a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re wanting to know what the experts at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration can offer you when you arrange air conditioner service, give us a call at 719-332-3458 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.