When you live in a hot climate, you're probably used to having your air conditioner turn on and cool your home as needed. However, failure to pay attention to your air conditioner can result is very expensive A/C repairs or the need to replace your home's air conditioning unit prematurely. Since air conditioning units are so expensive to replace, it is well worth your time to take care of your current air conditioner. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not pay any mind to their A/C unit until there are problems or the unit fails completely. If you are a homeowner, avoid the following air conditioner mistakes:
1. Failure to Schedule an Inspection and Tune Up
Despite what many people may think, an air conditioning unit is a complex piece of machinery. Few people would continue to drive their car without regular servicing by a mechanic, and thus people need to realize that their air conditioning units need professional service in order to operate properly and last as long as possible. Having your air conditioning unit inspected and tuned up is one of the best things that you can do to get ready for summer. Best case scenario, the HVAC technician will look over and lubricate all of the parts of your A/C. In the event that there are issues that need to be repaired, an inspection will notify you in advance so you can ensure that your air conditioner will work properly before high summer temperatures hit.
2. Forgetting to Replace Air Filters
One of the easiest ways to take care of your home's air conditioning system is by replacing the air filters in your home, but so many homeowners forget to do so. When there is an old, dirty, clogged air filter in your home, your air conditioner has to work so much harder to cool down your house, which adds a lot of unneeded wear and tear. When you own a home, set a calendar alert on your phone or create another notification that will remind you to check your home's air filter and replace it, if needed.
3. Neglecting to Invest in a Smart Thermostat
In this day and age, there is no reason to allow your air conditioner to cool an empty house all day, nor should you have to walk into a sweltering home because you turned the thermostat up before you left the house. Your best bet is to invest in a smart thermostat, which will give you more control. When you have a smart thermostat, you can choose when your air conditioner runs, and in most cases, you can control your new thermostat from your phone.
For more information on A/C repair, contact your local HVCA technicians.Share
11 April 2019
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