Are you guilty of overusing or neglecting your AC? Such habits can cause damage to your AC unit if often practiced. In some cases, damages can be repaired but regular misuse will lead to you having to install a new AC. In order to avoid this, you need to evaluate some of your AC habits.
Neglecting your AC filters
A clean filter is the key to an effective AC unit. Leaving them untouched for an extended period will shorten the overall lifespan of your unit. Having dirty filters will also decrease the air quality in your home. It is recommended that you change or clean your filters at least four times a year.
Not inspecting your AC unit
Your AC unit could be working harder than it needs to. You should conduct occasional inspection on your AC for signs of compromised insulation or air leakage. This helps to ensure that you are not overworking your AC or wasting money. You should also check the air vents to make sure nothing is restricting the airflow. An accumulation of dust, dirt and other debris can block airflow and reduce efficiency.
Constantly running and changing the temperature
One of the most common ways to damage your AC unit is when you often run it while adjusting its temperature. Your AC unit has to work constantly at peak condition and adjust to new temperature settings. If you regularly use your AC unit, you will find yourself needing to have a new AC unit installed soon.
Lack of maintenance
AC maintenance should be done yearly even if your AC is in perfect condition. Forgoing maintenance could lead to major problems later. Professionals will be able to make small repairs if needed when they can inspect your AC. If these problems are ignored, it could lead to major issues later on.
Are you guilty of any of the above? You should reconsider your AC habits and get your AC serviced immediately. Contact one of our AC professionals for your next service.