The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Scottsboro09/16/2015 When in doubt, ask the expert. That’s the saying that we use at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc., especially if people come to us and explain how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Scottsboro do not have the proficiencies or desire to have the skills to self-service their air conditioner. That’s why our experts at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. are here to assist with any service needs you may have. I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t hurt to attempt a little DIY air conditioner maintenance if you save some money. Here are a few of the things that our experts have spent years learning and perfecting, showing why having a professional handle your heating and cooling system is so important: Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt gathers and piles up as time goes on on both your interior and exterior 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 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 problems to the electric parts of your system. Our professionals will inspect for these connections and stay clear from blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels. Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most conventional causes for obstructed or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it more difficult 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 checked consistently. Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having correct refrigerant amounts ensures that your system is running as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be operating harder than it needs to, reducing the effectiveness and potentially stunting the lifetime of your system. There are a few steps that you can take here and there to advance the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, like applying a programmable thermostat, but there are also some fixes that should be left to the professionals. Call the team at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. and hear about all the services they can provide to guarantee that your air conditioner is running well this year. Give us a call at 256-574-1300 or schedule an appointment with us online.