AC Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Air conditioning is one of the greatest inventions of the past century. It revolutionizes how we live as well as where we are capable of living. If you live in the great state of Arizona, you probably understand this all too well.

The Phoenix valley area specifically is one of the hottest cities in the entire world. With temperatures in most months reaching over 100 degrees on a daily basis, it makes sense that it is among the hottest places to live. Due to this extreme heat, having a fully operational air conditioning unit and efficient HVAC system is very important. This goes for your quality of life as well as your safety and overall health.

However, despite the importance of having a fully functioning air conditioning unit, some homeowners still make mistakes with AC maintenance and home repair.

Though common in nature, these mistakes can add up to your air conditioning unit breaking down or needing replacement. Not to mention the fortune you’ll be spending on energy bills.

We here at Christian Brothers AC, Plumbing, and Electrical don’t want you to be left out in the heat of the day. We’ve compiled the most common air conditioning mistakes homeowners make to help you avoid costly repairs and premature replacements.

Common AC Mistakes

Here are the mistakes you should be avoiding when dealing with your air conditioning unit. Remember, if you’re in need of repair or have a question, call Christian Brothers as soon as possible.

Avoiding Maintenance

We hear about this too often in our line of work. Homeowners who shy away from maintenance usually end up paying higher prices on repair. Likewise, your air conditioning unit will need replacement sooner rather than later.

It’s always in the homeowners best interest to perform maintenance on their AC unit. Here are a few tips to help you out:

  1. Change your air filter- This is important to the health of your unit as well as your pocket book.
  2. Clean your unit- Doing this will prevent any rocks or debris from blocking the rotation of your units fan.
  3. Make sure no ducts are blocked- A blockage could impede your units ability to circumvent air into your home. Thus causing it to work harder and use more electricity.
  4. Call Christian Brothers for an AC Tune up!– When you call us, we will give you only the best! We’ll have your air conditioning running more efficient than ever.
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Old Thermostat

Many times we see homeowners who are suffering in their energy bills and AC repairs due to an old thermostat. This is a critical piece of equipment to your HVAC unit. It is very important that you keep it up to date!

With new age thermostats, you have the ability to control the temperature in your home from the palm of your hand. New technology lets you control your homes temperature with a phone app! This can save you plenty on energy bills and is very convenient.

We recommend purchasing the Honeywell Lyric thermostat! It has the all the functionality you could want. As a plus, its relatively user friendly. Be sure to check out our post on the Honeywell Lyric thermostat in our blog.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

If you’ve been sneezing quite frequently lately or wheeze slightly, it may be the quality of your air! This is not only bad for your health, but also for your air conditioning unit. Poor air quality is a sign of a dirty air filter that needs to be replaced.

However, this isn’t the only thing that may be wrong. When your air filter is too dirty, it means your air conditioner is working harder to cool your home. This will cost you a small fortune in energy bills each month.

If you want to improve your health and the efficiency of your unit, take into consideration the quality of the air in your home.

Not Using Ceiling Fan

Not using your ceiling fan can put you at a significant disadvantage with your air conditioner. It all starts with the overall purpose of having a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans are made, obviously, to cool the room.

When the rooms are cooler because of the ceiling fan, it means the air conditioning does not have to work too hard to get the house cooler. This saves your air conditioning from over exerting itself.

If you’re not using your ceiling fans, you’re not helping to keep your air conditioning functioning as well as it could.

AC Repair and Maintenance

Call Christian Brothers

If you’re in a tough spot with your air conditioning unit, or have another HVAC problem, give us a call. We will send our licensed and trained HVAC technicians to assess, diagnose, and repair any issue! We don’t want you to be left out in the heat! Call us today!