The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Cedar Rapids

September 16, 2015

When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we typically seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For the majority of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be included in that category. It’s certainly not knowledge that many homeowners in Cedar Rapids have already and not one that many have the desire to attain the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be handled thanks to Ilten's Incorporated.

But what makes it so important to have a professional take care of your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and trying to do it yourself? We could write a never ending blog on this, but here are a couple of the things that the experts 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 working efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, lowering efficiency and making your system work more than it has to. Too much refrigerant also means decreased efficiency and can damage your system in the long run.
  • Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils can collect dust and dirt over time, harming your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil may potentially cause it to freeze over, creating an even bigger headache.
  • Look at 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 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 deterioration to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels.
While there are things that you can do yourself, like buying and taking advantage of a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the experts. If you’re wanting to know what the pros at Ilten's Incorporated can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a call at 319-208-3295 to set up an appointment.