Common mistakes homeowners make with their AC units

When people run their air conditioners, we’re willing to place a pretty strong bet on the fact that they’re not thinking in terms of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ – that there’s anything to running an air conditioner other than simply turning it on and off.

Technically, there’s not too much that you have to worry about – but there are some things you can do to avoid making mistakes that could prove to be costly in the future. Here are some common mistakes people make with air conditioners that add wear and tear and that can eventually turn into problems. Let’s jump right in.

The thermostat is old

Old, inefficient thermostats can negatively impact your home in a variety of ways. Making the upgrade to a smart thermostat can save you a ton of money, makes it easier to regulate the temperature in your home and best of all – is a very inexpensive upgrade that you can make that’ll make a big difference in your home’s overall comfort.

Avoiding maintenance

You should get your air conditioner tuned up at least once a year. Yes, it can seem like an expense in the here and now, but in the long run, it’s going to prevent minor problems from becoming significant ones. In addition, when an air conditioner isn’t working at 100% efficiency, it’s costing you money anyway. Getting regular maintenance can make a significant difference in your monthly bills.

Not using your ceiling fan

Ceiling fans are your best friends when it comes to cooling your home. While it might not be able to lower the temperature in a room, it does help cool air circulate around a space faster. The circulating air also creates a good illusion of cool air blowing around in your room, making you feel cooler and providing relief.

Not changing filters

Filters can make a big difference not only in the efficiency of your air conditioner, but in terms of the moisture in the air and its overall quality. If you’re finding yourself coughing, wheezing and sneezing – it might be time for a new air filter. It’s cheap, easy to change yourself – and can make a big difference in the air quality in your home.

If you’re looking to get more out of your air conditioner, give us a call today and we’ll provide you with a free consultation. Good luck!

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