Don't Make These Mistakes With Your Air Conditioner

Don't Make These Mistakes With Your Air Conditioner

At Allstar Plumbing, Heating, & Air, we know how valuable an air conditioner can be in your Rancho Cucamonga home. That's why we'd like to share some tips for how you can keep your unit running like new no matter how long you've had it. This should start with learning how to avoid some common mistakes that many a/c owners make.

1. Setting Your Thermostat Too Low

While it might seem like setting your thermostat low will help cool your home quickly, this is not the case. Instead, the unit will simply continue to operate as normal until it reaches the lower temperature that you have set. This means the a/c is running many more hours per day, which can result in excess wear and tear in a short amount of time. If you want to make it easier to control the temperature, even when you're not home, you may want to invest in a digital thermostat that can be set from your phone.

2. DIY Installation

We always recommend hiring a professional to install your air conditioner unit in order to ensure it's done properly. One risk of DIY installation is putting the unit in the wrong spot. This can result in a less efficient system that has to work harder to cool your entire home.

3. Not Changing Air Filters

The air filters in your a/c system should be regularly changed in order to keep air properly flowing within your home. Fortunately, this will also help keep your air quality healthier so you experience fewer breathing issues indoors. We recommend changing your air filter once per month for the best results.

4. Leaving Windows Open

It can be tempting to leave your windows open when the weather outside isn't too hot. However, if your air conditioner is on while your windows are open, this will allow the cool air to escape while the warm air comes in throughout the rest of the day. As a result, your a/c will work harder to cool your house. If you're going to keep windows open all day, then turn your air conditioner off to avoid energy waste.

5. Neglecting Regular Maintenance

One important part of keeping your air conditioner in good shape is having professional maintenance done at least twice per year. When a tech comes to service your unit, they will inspect all working parts to make sure they are running as normal. If they see anything that looks like it's not right, they will perform repairs right away so you don't run into major problems in the near future.

A Reliable Air Conditioner

If you need help with air conditioning maintenance or worry that your unit isn't running as it should, then give our team at Allstar Plumbing, Heating, & Air a call. We are experienced, talented, and will be there right when you need us.


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