When it comes to your air conditioning unit there are many things you may not know or don’t often do to help your A/C unit work better and last longer. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you learn a few things that can help you avoid common mistakes that many people make with their air conditioning unit.
What Happens if You Never Change Your Air Filter?
One very common mistake that many people make is not changing their air filter. Air filters should be changed every 30 to 60 days. If you do not change your filters they can get too dirty and not allow any air to go through. This can cause your A/C to not run properly.
Not Having Ductwork Cleaned Regularly
Many people might not realize you need to get your air ducts cleaned every 3-5 years. The ducts aren’t something you see. So you don’t think you need to get it cleaned until something happens. By not cleaning your air ducts it can lead to dust build up, which then can cause bad airflow, odors, and dust coming out of your vents.
Not Maintaining Enough Clearance or Space Around AC Condenser
Are you someone who wants to hide your AC condenser so others can’t see it? Or just simply want to make it look pretty around your unit? If so, make sure you leave at least 5 feet of space around your AC condenser. That means make sure you trim trees and bushes that can begin to grow too close. If you are just starting to plant around the AC condenser, just remember that plants can spread so consider the size of plant you are buying before planting. It is also important that you don’t store items by the AC condenser. If you have something such as plants, trees, or even random items, it can block your AC and it will restrict your airflow.
Can I Try to Fix My AC Unit Myself?
Are you a DIY kind of person? Fixing things yourself can often save you money. It might give you a bigger headache, but it looks so easy to do and you don’t want to call a repairman. You got this! But do you really? Attempting to repair your A/C by yourself can result in further damage and costs. If you simply pick up the phone and call a professional they can come and detect the problems without causing more damage to your unit. If you try and fix it yourself and end up making it worse, you may find that the cast becomes much more in the end than if you had just called a professional in the first place.