The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Baltimore09/16/2015 When we run into uncharted territory in life, we normally search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a seasoned veteran. For the majority of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be in that category. It’s certainly not something that most homeowners in Baltimore 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 taken care of thanks to Quality Refrigeration. But what makes it so crucial to have a pro handle your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and trying to do it yourself? We could write a never ending blog on this, but here are just a few 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 correct amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is running efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will run longer, decreasing efficiency and making your system work more than it has to. Too much refrigerant also means lower 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, hurting your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil can potentially cause it to freeze over, generating an even bigger headache. Check the filter. One of the most frequent causes for an inefficient air conditioner is a dirty filter. Dirty filters make it harder 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 loose, potentially causing damage to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels. While there are things that you can do yourself, like buying and using a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the pros. If you’re wondering what the experts at Quality Refrigeration can offer you when you schedule air conditioner service, give us a shout at 410-355-6010 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.