Mistakes Air Conditioning Owners Should Avoid


Beating the heat is not always an easy task during the long summer days but you can keep your family and employees comfortable throughout the year if you’re air conditioner works properly. If we prolong the regular maintenance of our ac’s or avoid the maintenance entirely it’s likely to breakdown or work less efficiently. Changing the clogged up air filter, cleaning the air ducts and the outside compressor, investing in the annual tune-up before the arrival of summer will make all the difference.

Choosing the Type and Size of the AC for Your Home

Window air conditioner units come in a variety of sizes which can fit vertically or horizontally regardless of the size of your window however, it’s recommended to take accurate measurements of your window so the unit fits accurately.

Don’t Keep Your AC on 24/7

You might enjoy having a very cooled room temperature, but there are efficient ways of operating the AC in your home. You can turn the thermostat up before you leave in the morning and turn it down again when you get home. According to ENERGY STAR, you can save up to $180 a year if you adjust your thermostat when you are gone, but refrain from turning it off completely.

Don’t Set the Temperature Too Low

An AC’s motor and system will only cools at one speed. If you set it too low, your air conditioner will be working harder to a cool a room in a shorter period of time. If you’d like a cool room to welcome you every time when you return home, consider getting a smart or programmable thermostat. This will help you keep the temperatures adjusted to the levels of comfort you desire and not cost you too much energy usage.

Change the AC Filter Monthly

It’s recommended to change the AC’s filter monthly or after at least after 300 hours of use during the peak heat season. What if you don’t change it or delay the process? You will end up dealing with dirty coils because the air filter keeps dust and debris out of your HVAC equipment.

Plan for Regular Maintenance of Your AC

An air conditioner needs regular maintenance to work effectively throughout the year. Your AC’s performance will decline while the power consumption increases. Regular cleaning and maintenance helps to prevent costly issues such as parts breaking or the system overheating, etc. A properly maintained air conditioner helps to enhance temperature controls in your home and improve the indoor air quality.

Contact the Atlas Cool Patrol today and schedule a maintenance of your air conditioning system at (956) 758-3669

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