The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Chadron09/16/2015 When we encounter uncharted territory in life, we normally seek the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a seasoned veteran. For most of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be in that category. It’s certainly not a trait that the majority homeowners in Chadron 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 handled thanks to MPC Heating & Cooling. But what makes it so crucial to have a pro complete your air conditioner service over watching a handful of YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write an unending blog on this, but here are four 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 makes sure you have a system that is running efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will run longer, decreasing 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, hurting your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil might potentially cause it to freeze over, producing an even bigger headache. Check the filter. One of the most common 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 loose, potentially causing deterioration to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels. While there are tasks that you can do yourself, like buying and using a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the experts. If you’re curious as to what the pros at MPC Heating & Cooling can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a shout at 308-432-5301 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.