The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Portland Metro09/16/2015 When in doubt, ask the pro. That’s the saying that we use at Central Air Inc, especially if people come to us and describe how they are in new territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Portland Metro do not have the skills or desire to have the skills to self-service their air conditioner. That’s why our professionals at Central Air Inc are here to assist 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 experts have spent years practicing and refining, demonstrating why having a specialist take care of your heating and cooling system is so important: Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt gathers and piles up with time on both your internal and outdoor coils in your system. This can hurt the efficiency of your system and could even cause your interior coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no simple procedure and need a bit of expertise. Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the potential to come loose and cause some major problems 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 conventional causes for obstructed 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 appropriate refrigerant amounts ensures that your system is operating as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be working harder than it needs to, lowering the effectiveness and maybe even impeding the lifetime of your system. There are a few steps that you can take in several places to improve the productivity of your heating and cooling system, like using a programmable thermostat, but there are also some things that should be left to the professionals. Get ahold of the team at Central Air Inc and hear about all the services they can offer to guarantee that your air conditioner is running well this year. Give us a call at 503-656-1908 or schedule an appointment with us online.