The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Tuscaloosa09/16/2015 When we encounter 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 fall in to that category. It’s certainly not a trait that many homeowners in Tuscaloosa have already and not one that many have the desire to attain the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be handled thanks to KDM Service Corporation. But what makes it so crucial to have a pro complete your air conditioner service over watching a couple YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write a never ending blog covering 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 proper amount of refrigerant means you have a system that is working efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, reducing efficiency and making your system work more than it should. Too much refrigerant also means lower efficiency and can harm your system in the long run. Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils can collect dust and dirt over time, harming your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil may potentially cause it to freeze over, creating 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 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 KDM Service Corporation can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a ring at 205-758-2703 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.