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Air Conditioning: Things You Need a Contractor For 

When it comes to air conditioners, there are a lot of things you can do with nothing but a search engine, some ingenuity, and your local hardware store. However, there are still things that you will need outside help with; things that are utterly beyond even the most determined Googler and expert DIY aficionado. The biggest one of all is air conditioning repair and maintenance which is one of those things that can be both expensive and dangerous to try to do yourself. Attempting to repair your AC unit without professional help can result in both a more expensive repair and exposure to deadly chemicals (which also could mean a hospital visit and paying even more money as a result).

If it is necessary to call a professional in to perform maintenance on your AC, you want to make sure it is done safely and accurately. This should include the following:

  • Removing internal debris from your AC unit
  • Cleaning away mold and other types of growth
  • Replacing the filter
  • Wiping down pans, water collections as well as the various fins, motors, and coils

Now, this might sound quite straightforward and there are certainly some things on that list (such as changing the filter) which are within the abilities of your average air conditioner owner and don’t necessarily require a pro to get done safely. However, the problem is that many owners tend to clean rather roughly and unintentionally damage their AC unit while they’re trying to clean it. Also, many of the parts have quite the build-up of dirt and other kinds of residue by the time they get cleaned so many owners simply do not know how much force to use and go all-out which can result in long-term damage to the parts in question.

The benefit to hiring a professional to do this work is that they know exactly what the right amount of force needed to clean the various parts is. They are also in the right position to keep an eye out for unforeseen problems you may have overlooked which crop up during the cleaning process, therefore allowing you to see to those problems as they are discovered rather than you having to call them back because you cleaned your motor to vigorously and your AC unit is now making a strange noise and only putting out half the air it used to or something like that.

Contact us today at Conditioned Air for more information or to schedule an appointment!