The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in Rapid City09/16/2015 When in doubt, ask the professional. That’s the slogan that we use at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc, especially if people come to us and talk about how they are in unfamiliar territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Rapid City do not have the knowledge or desire to have the proficiencies to DIY their air conditioner. That’s why our technicians at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc 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 a few bucks. Here are a couple of the things that our pros have spent years practicing and sharpening, showing why having an expert handle your heating and cooling system is so important: Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt collects and piles up as time goes on on both your indoor and outdoor coils in your system. This can harm the efficiency of your system and could even cause your indoor 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 possibility to come loose and produce some major problems to the electric parts of your system. Our professionals will inspect for these connections and stay clear from 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 more difficult for your system to pull air through it. Indoor air quality is very vital to the health and safety of your family and should be checked consistently. Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having proper refrigerant amounts guarantees that your system is working as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be running more frequently than it needs to, reducing the productivity and possibly 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 Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc and learn about all the services they can deliver to guarantee that your air conditioner is running well this year. Give us a call at 605-342-5107 or schedule an appointment with us online.