If you’re making these AC mistakes, you could have a broken system or sky-high energy bills. Before you imagine a summer without air conditioning, we’re here to help you out. Read on for the three most common HVAC things to avoid.
Mistake #1: Neglecting Your Air Filter
Your HVAC air filter protects the air you breathe, but it does more than that – it protects your air conditioning unit from dust and debris that could damage the components. A dirty or clogged filter can’t protect the system, and it can make it work overtime, leading to excessive friction and potential breakdown.
Mistake #2: Forgetting to Schedule AC Service
You should have your HVAC system serviced twice every year – the heating system during the cooler months and the air conditioner as it gets hot. Forgetting to schedule this critical maintenance on the AC for the hot summer months could lead to issues with your cooling system. Without proper inspection, cleaning, calibrating, and lubricating, the AC could develop small issues that can turn into big and costly problems. It won’t run as effectively or efficiently without professional tuning, and you could end up with higher energy bills as a result.
Mistake #3: Using an Old Outdated Thermostat
It might seem like an investment to upgrade your old thermostat, but you might find it surprising that they’re very affordable. And you’ll recoup your investment in energy savings. A programmable or smart thermostat can help keep your home more consistently cool this summer while saving you money on your utility bills.
Don’t try to get through the hot summer months while making some common AC mistakes. For more information on how to maximize the energy efficiency and cooling of your AC, contact the pros at G+S Heating and Air.