The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Crystal Lake09/16/2015 When we run into uncharted territory in life, we typically search for the advice of someone who has been there and done that – a pro. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would be in that category. It’s certainly not a trait that the majority homeowners in Crystal Lake have already and not one that many have the desire to gain the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be covered thanks to Campbell's Tempracure. But what makes it so crucial to have a specialist complete your air conditioner service over watching a handful of YouTube videos and giving it a go yourself? We could write an unending blog covering this, but here are four 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 right amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will operate longer, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it has to. Too much refrigerant also means decreased efficiency and can harm 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 may potentially cause it to freeze over, generating an even bigger headache. Look at the filter. One of the most routine 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 hurt by dirty filters as well. Inspect the electrical connections. As is the case with a lot of appliances, connectors and screws can come unfastened, potentially causing harm 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 taking advantage of a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the experts. If you’re curious as to what the team at Campbell's Tempracure can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a shout at 815-788-6283 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.