When in doubt, ask the professional. That’s the motto that we use at Patterson & Stirling Inc, especially if people come to us and explain how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Erie do not have the knowledge or desire to have the knowledge to personally fix their air conditioner. That’s why our professionals at Patterson & Stirling Inc are here to support 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 couple of the things that our experts have spent years learning and perfecting, demonstrating why having an expert take care of your heating and cooling system is so important:
- Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt accumulates and piles up over time on both your internal and external coils in your system. This can hurt the efficiency of your system and could even cause your interior 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 capability to come loose and cause some major damage to the electric parts of your system. Our professionals will look for these connections and stay clear from blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels.
- Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most common causes for obstructed or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it more difficult for your system to pull air through it. Indoor air quality is very vital to the health and safety of your family and should be looked at frequently.
- Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having proper refrigerant amounts certifies that your system is working as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be running harder than it needs to, lowering the efficiency and potentially stunting the lifetime of your system.
There are a few steps that you can take in several places to increase the productivity of your heating and cooling system, like using a programmable thermostat, but there are also some things that should be left to the pros. Get ahold of the team at Patterson & Stirling Inc and learn about all the services they can provide to ensure that your air conditioner is working well this year. Give us a call at 814-308-0416 to schedule an appointment with us.