The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Hattiesburg09/16/2015 When in doubt, ask the professional. That’s the motto that we use at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning, especially if people come to us and describe how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Hattiesburg do not have the skills or desire to have the skills to self-service their air conditioner. That’s why our experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help 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 a few bucks. Here are a couple of the things that our pros have spent years learning and refining, demonstrating why having a professional take care of your heating and cooling system is so important: Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt collects and piles up over time on both your internal and exterior coils in your system. This can decrease the efficiency of your system and could even cause your internal coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no simple procedure and need a bit of expertise. Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the possibility to come loose and create some major damage to the electric parts of your system. Our professionals will inspect for these connections and sidestep blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels. Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most familiar causes for jammed or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it harder for your system to draw air through it. Indoor air quality is very crucial to the health and safety of your family and should be looked at consistently. Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having appropriate refrigerant amounts certifies that your system is running as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be operating more frequently than it needs to, reducing the effectiveness and potentially impeding the lifetime of your system. There are a few steps that you can take here and there to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, like applying a programmable thermostat, but there are also some problems that should be left to the experts. Get ahold of the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning and hear about all the services they can offer to make sure that your air conditioner is working well this year. Give us a call at 601-268-3486 or schedule an appointment with us online.