The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Chicago09/16/2015 When in doubt, ask the expert. That’s the saying that we use at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning, especially if people come to us and describe how they are in uncharted territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Chicago do not have the skills or desire to have the skills to DIY their air conditioner. That’s why our professionals at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning are here to support with any service needs you may have. I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t hurt to try to a little DIY air conditioner maintenance if you save some money. Here are a number of the things that our pros have spent years learning and perfecting, showing why having a specialist fix your heating and cooling system is so important: Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt accumulates and piles up over time on both your indoor and outdoor coils in your system. This can hurt the efficiency of your system and could even cause your internal coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no easy task and involve a bit of expertise. Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the potential to come loose and cause some major damage to the electric parts of your system. Our technicians 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 familiar causes for blocked or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it trickier 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 frequently. Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having correct refrigerant amounts guarantees that your system is working as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be operating more often than it needs to, decreasing the effectiveness and potentially restricting the lifetime of your system. There are a few steps that you can take here and there to advance the effectiveness of your heating and cooling system, like applying a programmable thermostat, but there are also some problems that should be left to the pros. Get ahold of the team at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning and hear about all the services they can provide to guarantee that your air conditioner is working well this year. Give us a call at 773-704-0640 or schedule an appointment with us online.