The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Hattiesburg09/16/2015 When we run into uncharted territory in life, we typically search for 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 fall in to that category. It’s certainly not a trait that the majority homeowners in Hattiesburg 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 covered thanks to Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning. But what makes it so important to have a specialist handle your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write an endless blog covering this, but here are a couple of the things that the pros do during the air conditioner service process: Check for the proper refrigerant charge. Having a system that has the proper amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will operate longer, lowering efficiency and making your system work more than it should. 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 may collect dust and dirt over time, harming your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil can potentially cause it to freeze over, creating an even bigger headache. Look at the filter. One of the most frequent causes for an inefficient air conditioner is a dirty filter. Dirty filters make it tougher 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 unfastened, potentially causing harm to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels. While there are jobs 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 wanting to know what the experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a shout at 601-268-3486 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.