Residential AC Mistakes That Can Cost You Money


Your residential AC is obviously an important part of your house. A house with a non-working air conditioner is not going to be comfortable at all, especially if you live in a climate that's hot all year round. It's important that you make the right decisions when it comes to your air conditioner, and that goes from the initial installation to your daily use and maintenance plan. Here are some tips to keep in mind if you want to avoid residential AC mistakes that could end up costing you money.

Mistake: Getting An Air Conditioner That's Too Small For The Room

If you are working with a window air conditioner unit instead of central air, it's important that you get the right sized unit for the room that you need to cool. You might think that buying a smaller unit will save you some money, and that's true, at least up front. But that smaller unit could actually end up costing you more money in the long run.

An AC unit that's not big enough or powerful enough for the room it's in will have to stay on almost all the time in order to reach your desired temperature. Even then, it might not effectively cool the entire room. Yes, a more powerful unit is more expensive up front, but it will be able to cool the entire room quickly and then shut itself off, assuming you have economy mode turned on. Talk to a local AC expert if you want to make sure you get the right air conditioner size for your space.

Mistake: Installing An Air Filter That Does Too Good Of A Job

Your air conditioner's air filter does an important job when it comes to keeping dirt and dust out of the blower, ensuring that your air conditioner's most important parts stay clean and work efficiently. It is, however, possible to install an air filter that does too good of a job. An air filter that takes out even the smallest possible particles may also be actively restricting the air flow itself, which defeats the purpose of even having an air filter. You want to make sure that you get an air filter designed for a window AC unit and not an air filter designed for an actual filtration system. Again, talk to an AC or HVAC expert to make sure you get the right one for your needs.

Mistake: Not Giving Your Central Air Unit Room to Breathe

If your AC is central air, one of your top concerns should be making sure the condenser coils remain free of obstructions. This means you need to give your central air unit room to breathe. Make sure you are regularly cutting the grass in the area and trimming away any weeds.

For more information, contact a residential AC unit company. 


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