The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Midlothian09/16/2015 When in doubt, ask the pro. That’s the saying that we use at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp., especially if people come to us and talk about how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Midlothian do not have the proficiencies or desire to have the skills to self-service their air conditioner. That’s why our experts at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. are here to support 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 practicing and sharpening, proving 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 external coils in your system. This can hurt the efficiency of your system and could even cause your indoor coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no walk in the park and require a bit of expertise. Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the possibility to come loose and cause some major harm to the electric parts of your system. Our professionals will look for these connections and avoid 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 harder for your system to draw air through it. Indoor air quality is very important to the health and safety of your family and should be checked consistently. Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having appropriate refrigerant amounts certifies that your system is operating as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be running more frequently than it needs to, reducing the productivity and possibly stunting the lifetime of your system. There are a few steps that you can take here and there to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, like applying a programmable thermostat, but there are also some things that should be left to the experts. Call the team at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. and discover all the services they can provide to make sure that your air conditioner is operating well this year. Give us a call at 804-379-1155 or schedule an appointment with us online.