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June 22, 2015
3 Common Habits that Can Lead to Costly AC Repairs
When you have to call a technician for air conditioning repair, it can seem like quite an inconvenience. But what’s even more annoying is finding out that the issue may have been preventable. Any of the following habits can actually make AC issues more likely, so read on to find out how you can keep large costly AC repairs at bay.
Setting the Thermostat Too Low
Many experts recommend keeping the thermostat at around 75 – 78 degrees for maximum efficiency. But if you want to cool down the home faster, you may turn down the temperature as far as it can go in hopes that the house will cool down quickly this way. However, this is not how an air conditioner works. An AC will cycle until the temperature in the home reaches the temperature on the thermostat. It won’t cool any faster just because you’ve lowered the temperature, and you may just end up overworking the system.
Neglecting the Filter
The air filter in your air conditioning system serves a few purposes, including improving your air quality and protecting the system from incoming debris. But it becomes fairly useless once it clogs. A blocked filter prevents adequate airflow from reaching the unit, which can cause parts to become overworked and may allow the indoor coil to freeze. Change the filter every 1 – 3 months, or clean it if yours is reusable.
Ignoring AC Issues
If anything appears to be wrong with your air conditioner, do not wait for the unit to breakdown before calling for repairs. Reduced cooling, strange noises and startup issues are not as “small” as they may seem. Most likely, the system is costing you more to run, even if you still feel comfortable enough to wait for repairs. It’s possible that a small replacement part or even a quick cleaning will fix the issue, but if you wait too long it can develop into something much worse.
When you do run into the need for air conditioning repair in Jacksonville, FL, trust the expert technicians at Buehler Air Conditioning.