If you have ever had to suffer through a sweltering summer without the benefit of air conditioning, you know how important air conditioning is to your health and sanity.
So you may want to run out and get an air conditioner for your home. However, there are some mistakes that a lot of people make with their air conditioners that you should know about. Here are some of the more common air conditioning mistakes.
Buying a huge air conditioner
We know it gets pretty hot during the summer months but getting a larger air conditioner won’t solve all your problems, unfortunately. Having oversized air conditioner won’t reduce humidity in your home or office and won’t create a uniform temperature throughout. Larger units may also be more ineffective because they have generally quicker cycles.
Hiding your air conditioner
No one really likes the look of air conditioners especially the outside condenser units, but trying to hide your unit behind things like plants or shrubs is not a good solution. By covering your unit you can clog the condenser coils and make your air conditioner less efficient and also hinder the ventilation.
Trust us this isn’t on the list to get us some more jobs, but we would definitely do a great job! Its on here because regular maintenance of your unit will not only extend its life but ensure that it is continually working efficiently. By just checking, cleaning and replacing your air conditioner’s filters you can ensure that your unit will run smoothly and efficiently in the long term. Regular servicing and cleaning are the best way to protect your air con.
Use a thermostat
By using an individual timer or thermostat for your unit you can not only reduce the price of running the appliance but also make it more efficient. This is because you can determine when your unit runs and even have your unit automatically turn off when the room reaches a certain temperature.
Turning your temperature down
If you come home in the afternoon and turn your air con down to 10 degrees it doesn’t mean that your home or building will cool down faster. It just means it will run longer, waste more energy doing so and will make you freezing cold!
Heating your thermostat
Make sure that you keep any type of appliances or things that generate heat away from your thermostat, as this might accidentally increase the temperature reading and overwork your air conditioner.
Closing unused vents blindly
There are different opinions whether it’s a good idea to close doors and vents in unused rooms. A lot of times, this may cause your central air to run less efficiently. It’s best to consult with an expert before you close off any sections of your house during the summer. It’s also a good idea to be wary of closing off the rooms that have thermostats in them.
Air conditioning can make the hottest summer more bearable. But if you aren’t careful, you might make it run less efficiently. Remember these seven mistakes that people often make and avoid making them yourself. It will help your summer be much cooler and more comfortable.