You May Be Damaging Your Air Conditioner and Not Even Know It

Damaged Air Conditioner

If you are reading this, it means that you truly value your air conditioner. As summer draws closer and temperatures skyrocket, that appreciation will grow exponentially.

Unfortunately, you may actually be engaging in activities that could be damaging your air conditioner and not even realizing it. These actions could be resulting in your air conditioner working harder, excessive wear and tear on the components of the system, and resulting in the shortening of the lifespan of the appliance.

In this guide, you will learn about the activities that are wearing down on the air conditioner that you depend on for indoor comfort.

Activity #1: Using a Non-Programmable Thermostat

If you have an older thermostat in your home that cannot be programmed or adjusted for when you are and are not at home, you may be overusing your air conditioner. This will result in premature wear and tear.

Running the unit fully at all times is not an ideal situation. If you do this, you are sure to experience a breakdown – and, soon! You can avoid this by having a programmable thermostat in your home.

Even better, use one that connects to smart devices. This way, you have better control over the unit.

Activity #2: Not Properly Caring for Your Pet’s Coat

If you have an animal with a coat – such as a cat, dog, or a bird – it is imperative that you take the steps necessary to care for them. This means that the pet should be regularly brushed and bathed.

This will help eliminate the amount of pet hair and dander that finds its way inside of your HVAC system. If you fail to do this, the hair and related dander will collect in the air conditioning system and will negatively impact its overall functionality.

Activity #3: Not Changing the Filter Regularly

The filter of your air conditioner is designed to filter out a wide assortment of airborne-based particles within the area that is climate controlled by the unit. If these are not filtered out properly, dirt, dust, and other types of debris will build up in your system, causing it to work harder.

Additionally, all of the internal components of the system will become caked and clogged with the various types of debris that are floating around inside of your home.

Consequently, you will find yourself repairing and/or replacing the unit much more quickly than you would if you regularly changed out the filter.

Get Your Act Together

Now that you know the “actions” that you are participating in that may detrimentally impact your air conditioner, it is time to get your ACT together!

First, contact a certified HVAC technician for an inspection of your system and routine maintenance. Then, if you notice an issue afterwards and require cooling repairs, contact us here at Ronald Smith HVAC for assistance.

We offer knowledgeable, high-quality, unparalleled service at the most competitive prices. To learn more, you may call us today at: 770-766-9212

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