The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Bishop09/16/2015 When we find ourselves uncharted territory in life, we usually 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 be in that category. It’s certainly not something that most homeowners in Bishop 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning. But what makes it so important to have a pro complete your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write an endless blog about this, but here are four of the things that the experts do during the air conditioner service process: Check for the proper refrigerant charge. Having a system that has the right amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is working efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will run longer, decreasing efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. Too much refrigerant also means reduced efficiency and can hurt your system in the long run. Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils might collect dust and dirt over time, hurting your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil may potentially cause it to freeze over, creating an even bigger headache. Look at the filter. One of the most common causes for an inefficient air conditioner is a dirty filter. Dirty filters make it more difficult for your system to pull air through it before being sent throughout your home. Your home’s indoor air quality can also be hurt 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 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 utilizing a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the experts. If you’re curious as to what the team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a call at 760-784-9034 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.