Air Conditioning Do’s and Don’ts
Air conditioning do’s and don’ts — did you know there was such a thing? A well-maintained air conditioning system will provide you with years of trouble-free comfort. By doing your part, as well as working closely with your HVAC contractor will go a long way to making sure your system is as efficient and trouble free as possible. Below are some critical do’s and don’ts of air conditioner systems.
What you should do
[icon name=icon_check_alt] Scheduled air conditioning maintenance: Speak to your HVAC contractor about your system’s scheduled maintenance. They will do a proper evaluation of your system, taking into account the age, brand and usage and figure out a schedule that is right for you. Bonus tip: always seek out a maintenance contract as opposed to a service contract. There are critical differences between the two that can save you time, money and hassle.
[icon name=icon_check_alt]Check your thermostat: Your thermostat is the “brain” of your HVAC system, and you should check it often to make sure it is functioning properly. If you have a thermostat that allows for scheduling, make sure you set it for optimal cooling efficiency.
[icon name=icon_check_alt]Keep your outdoor condensing unit clear: Trim grass, remove obstructions and make sure that the unit has plenty of room around it so it can dispel heat properly.
[icon name=icon_check_alt]Change your filters: The filters in your air conditioning system are critically important to proper function. Make sure your filters are clean and change them often. If you are unsure how to change your filters, have your technician change them for you. If you suffer from allergies or other respiratory issues, consider a premium filter system such as the Trane Clean Effects Air Filter system.
What you shouldn’t do
- Try to repair or tamper with electrical lines, refrigerant lines and connections.
- allow your filters to get clogged or excessively dirty
- Run your system 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Do not allow your thermostat’s batteries to die, if so equipped
By following these air conditioning do’s and don’ts you greatly increase the chances a long, trouble-free life for your HVAC system.