Installing and Maintaining an HVAC System

Installing and Maintaining an HVAC System

Three Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Using Your Air Conditioner

Aaron Kennedy

Having cool indoor temperatures in the hot summer days is something that will enhance the comfort levels in your home. For this reason, many homeowners invest in cooling systems, and air conditioners are the most sought after of these systems. To get the perfect air conditioner for your home, you will have to consider the size of your rooms, the type of air conditioner, your budget, and other significant aspects. However, knowing how to properly use an air conditioning system is crucial because even with the right unit, your home may not be cooled as efficiently as you had expected. Therefore, here are some mistakes you should avoid when using your air conditioning system.

Setting Your Temperatures Too Low

Air conditioning units are usually designed to cool your home to comfortable levels. Therefore, when you set your thermostat to very low levels, especially when you've been out in the sun, you will end up overworking the unit, which will cost you. Depending on where you live, your air conditioner vendor will recommend a standard level of temperature to which you should set your thermostat. The point is that the difference between the outdoor and indoor temperatures shouldn't be that high. This way, your air conditioner will only run for a while before reaching the required indoor temperatures. Setting the temperatures too low means the unit will have to run longer, and this will simply result in more energy being used.

Placing Heat Producing Appliances Close to the Thermostat

Thermostats will read the surrounding temperature and trigger your air conditioner to start running. Therefore, if you place appliances such as heat generators, lamps, or televisions near the thermostat, it can sense the heat from these appliances. This means your air conditioner will run for a relatively longer time, which will increase your energy costs.

Neglecting to Clean or Change Your Air Filters

The air filters are one of the most significant components of your air conditioner that work to trap dust and other particles from the air. This ensures high quality and healthy air is being blown into your home. With time, the filters will accumulate a lot of particles, and if you aren't keen enough, they may eventually clog. This will obviously affect the efficiency of your air conditioner because air won't be able to pass through the filters, and you may end up with a frozen unit. Therefore, clean your air filters regularly to prevent build-up of debris and remember to replace them when required.


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Installing and Maintaining an HVAC System

Hello there, welcome to my blog. My name is Andrew and this blog is going to be about how to install and maintain HVAC systems. When I purchased a new office space in downtown Perth, I didn't have the first idea about HVAC systems. I knew that I would need one, as I couldn't expect my staff to work away in the heat of an Australian summer without any air conditioning. I contacted an HVAC contractor who advised me on the best type of system to install. He also gave me some top tips on how I could keep the HVAC system in good condition.