Whether you’ve just bought your air conditioner or have ran it for years, you may not realize that it requires a certain amount of care to run smoothly and to minimize repairs. In short, there are some common user errors that many homeowners do that may have adverse effects on their systems. While we certainly don’t expect you to know the details of the air conditioner’s operation, a little bit of know-how goes a long way towards extending the life of your system and improving the comfort of your home during the summer months. For more information about air conditioning repair in Swedesboro, NJ, call SPS Mechanical today!
- Forgot to change the air filter: Regularly changing your air filter is one of the things that even the least technicial of us can learn to do. It’s important to the integrity of our system. While the air filter is there to prevent the passage of pollutants and dust from entering your living space, when it becomes dirty or clogged, it can actually begin to impede airflow, which can result in damage to other parts of the system, in addition to inadequate cooling.
- Bigger is not better? No, it’s not. Your air conditioner needs to be appropriately sized to your home. This depends not only on the volume of air in your living space, but also on the quality of your insulation and the orientation of your home with respect to the sun. Choosing the largest possible system with the hope that it will easily handle your cooling needs may only lead to excessive cold air and frequent short cycling, which can dramatically reduce your energy-efficiency. You need a professionally sized system that will maximize your efficiency without sacrificing performance.
- Maintenance is unnecessary: You might think that if your AC is under 5 years old, then it doesn’t need anything. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a common user error. Routine maintenance and cleaning by a professional is the best way to ensure that your cooling system operates effectively and efficiently for years to come. Without it, however, the efficiency of your AC can dramatically depreciate.
These are just a few of the mistakes that can lead to problems with your air conditioning. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to ask a certified professional. For air conditioning repair in Swedesboro, NJ, call SPS Mechanical today!