Three mistakes AC owners make

The temperatures are rising and you will soon need your air conditioner. Now is the time to make sure it functions correctly. We have compiled three common mistakes home owners make when maintaining their air conditioning systems, and tips on how to avoid them.

The key in maintaining your air conditioning system is to replace the filter regularly. This is a simple and inexpensive task with high benefits. Many home owners forget about it, which can lead to higher utility bills and expensive repairs. While some filters are reusable, others must be exchanged with a new one. If you use your AC systems extensively, the filter may need to be replaced more frequently.

Furthermore, it is a well known myth that leaving your AC on at any time reduces energy costs. Fact is however that turning your AC off when it is not needed decreases your utility bill. Programmable thermostats can assist in keeping your house in a comfortable temperature while still saving energy. In addition to reduced utility bills, it has proven that air conditioning systems work better when they are switched off completely on a regular basis.

Lastly, the most important factor is to provide routine maintenance. People often do not want to spend the money on routine maintenance but it turns out that not maintaining your air conditioner leads to higher costs. Small malfunctions, which may turn into permanent damage, can be detected during routine maintenance checks and this will save you a lot of money in the long run.

Make sure your air conditioner works properly before we hit the summer months. Give us a call for consolation or to set up an appointment for routine maintenance at (309) 764-2500

Dougs - May 2016