The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Wisconsin Rapids09/16/2015 When we run into uncharted territory in life, we usually look to 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 fall in to that category. It’s certainly not something that many homeowners in Wisconsin Rapids 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc. But what makes it so important to have a professional complete your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write an unending blog covering 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 proper amount of refrigerant ensures you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. Too much refrigerant also means reduced 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, decreasing your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil can potentially cause it to freeze over, producing an even bigger headache. View the filter. One of the most routine causes for an inefficient air conditioner is a dirty filter. Dirty filters make it more difficult 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 damage 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 taking advantage of a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the professionals. If you’re curious as to what the experts at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a ring at 715-421-5555 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.