If you enjoy a hotter climate then you know that you’re going to suffer in the height of summer, unless you have a good quality air conditioning system.
However, like all appliances, your air conditioner needs to be looked after if you want it to do its job properly. That’s why it’s important that you be aware of the most common air conditioning mistakes and avoid making them.
It’s also why you should entrust your annual maintenance to a reputable firm specializing in industrial air conditioning.
- Not Changing The Filter
An HVAC filter needs to be changed every three months. It is responsible for removing allergens from the air and ensuring you have clean cooled air in your home.
Failing to replace it will reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner. This will increase the strain on it and reduce its life expectancy.
If you live in an area that is prone to pollen or other allergens you may find it better to replace it every month during the peak season.
- Incorrectly Sizing
An air conditioner needs to be the right size for the space it is cooling. Too big and it will simply waste energy. But, if it’s too small it will struggle to keep the space at the desired temperature. This results in the air conditioning unit working too hard and, again, the life span is shortened.
- Thermostat Changes
It’s tempting to turn the thermostat down when you’re feeling the heat. However, research suggests that turning it down too much makes it more difficult for your body to function properly when you do leave the space.
It’s also likely you’ll forget to turn it back up. This will cause a rise in your energy bill that you won’t like when the bill comes in.
Of course, adding a programmable thermostat will eliminate this issue as you’ll be able to control the temperature in advance and then forget about it.
- Avoiding The Signs
Most air conditioning units will have warning signs when there is something wrong. This can be diminished output, an inability to cool the air, A/C fan is not spinning, or there may even be warning lights on the machine. This is your cue to call a professional and have the unit checked.
Unfortunately, many people are so busy that it’s easier to ignore these signs and not do anything about it. The result is your unit fails when you need it the most.
- Avoiding Maintenance
The above four items are all things that you can take care of. But for your air conditioner to be ready when you need it to be you should ensure the annual maintenance is taken care of.
It’s best to do this in the cooler months, ensuring your air conditioner is ready for the heat and is unlikely to break down on you.
Regular maintenance is more than just servicing the machine, it also inspects it to highlight any potential issues.
Having the maintenance done means you can enjoy the coolness with peace of mind.