When in doubt, ask the pro. That’s the slogan that we use at Lakeside Heating & Air, especially if people come to us and describe how they are in uncharted territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Chelan and Wenatchee do not have the skills or desire to have the skills to self-service their air conditioner. That’s why our experts at Lakeside Heating & Air 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 practicing and perfecting, showing 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 as time goes on on both your internal and outdoor coils in your system. This can decrease the efficiency of your system and could even cause your interior coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no easy task and involve a bit of expertise.
- Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the possibility to come loose and cause some major damage to the electric parts of your system. Our technicians will search for these connections and sidestep 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 trickier for your system to draw air through it. Indoor air quality is very vital to the health and safety of your family and should be tested regularly.
- Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having proper refrigerant amounts guarantees that your system is running as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be running harder than it needs to, decreasing the productivity and potentially impeding the lifetime of your system.
There are a few steps that you can take throughout to improve the productivity of your heating and cooling system, like using a programmable thermostat, but there are also some problems that should be left to the experts. Get ahold of the team at Lakeside Heating & Air and learn about all the services they can offer to make sure that your air conditioner is working well this year. Give us a call at 509-284-4265 to schedule an appointment with us.