3 Common AC Mistakes

Dirty air filter

Avoid making these mistakes, and your air conditioning unit will run more efficiently, save you money, and have a longer lifespan!

Leaving Old Filters

Do you know how often you’re supposed to switch out your air filters? The correct answer is every six months at the most. The purpose of your air filters is to trap airborne particles as the air is being sucked into the HVAC unit in order to prevent them from blocking and clogging the coils. Regularly changing your air filters will keep your HVAC unit running efficiently, which will also extend its lifespan.

Not Adjusting the Temperature

Another significant mistake people will make is not adjusting the thermostat to a temperature that is both comfortable and energy efficient. By neglecting the thermostat, you are pretty much guaranteeing an outrageous energy bill every month. While that 65 degrees might feel pretty nice, especially compared to the 90 degrees outside, it’s neither suitable for your air conditioning unit to have to work that hard nor is it practical.

Skipping Maintenance

There’s a common misconception that you only need to think about your air conditioning unit when something has gone wrong, but this is not true. In fact, waiting until the unit has broken or has stopped operating, as usual, could lead to disastrous consequences for you and your home.

Using a seasonal maintenance schedule and routine is one of the most reliable ways to prevent premature breakdowns on your unit. Ideally, you should have your unit inspected in the “off seasons” like spring and fall. These are generally the times when you are preparing to switch from heating to cooling season or vice versa so there might be some kinks in the unit that need to be worked out.

For all of your maintenance, repair, or new unit installations, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at ACS Home Services! We would be more than happy to help you with all of your home cooling, indoor air quality, and electrical needs so that you can live comfortably within your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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