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Common Mistakes in AC Maintenance and the Way to Avoid Them

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July 18, 2019

People are willing to live in comfort and this is one of the most natural desires. One of the illustrations of such desires is an aspiration to live in a comfortable climate. Unfortunately, the weather cannot give it to us in full, so in the summertime, people are used to suffering from the heat. It explains why air conditioners became so popular: heat is exhaustive and the idea of having at home a place to chill looks rather attractive. Although while this type of appliance is planned to work for a lot of years, the purchasing costs are rather high.

One of the main requirements to comply with in order to use ACS for a long time is to provide it with proper regular maintenance and to following general recommendations for exploitation. Excellent Plumbing proposes you to acknowledge with a couple of simple rules, that will help you to avoid common mistakes regarding air conditioning system maintenance that shorten its exploitation period.

Location You Choose for AC

The efficiency of the air conditioner can be affected by the place of installation. In case the tool was installed at the southwest wall, that is affected by the sun at the peak of its activity (both sun’s and ACS) it may negatively influence its productivity. Mostly because equipment’s overheat leads to quick depreciation. Although this effect you will not feel immediately. What you will see immediately, is a decline in its effectiveness. Your ACS will require much more time for cooling the air than usual. Therefore, the best place to install the air conditioner is north and east of your home better in a shadow.

Thermostat Settings

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It seems that the lower the temperature you will choose; the faster the air will be cooled. However, the effectiveness of your unit performance depends only on the model and technical characteristics of it. Whichever temperature will be set the AC will operate with its usual forces. But please note that too low temperature takes more time to be reached. Respectively the more time tool operates, the more energy is spent and the more bill for utilities you will further receive.

Mistakes Regarding Ceiling Fans Usage

The cooling process may be successfully supplemented with ceiling fans usage. Cool air circulation leads to temperature decrease without changes to the thermostat. Actually, they allow reaching cooler without additional energy spent. The fact is that many homeowners do not know that it is important to check the correct direction of the fan’s spinning. In most cases, you may choose between winter and summer directions. The summertime considers counterclockwise spinning, otherwise, air will be pulled up to the cell and dispersed to walls that will bring nothing to comfort increase.

Poor Maintenance

Actually, all of the described above leads either to increase of amounts paid for utilities or to the possible shortage in the useful life of the air conditioning system. Disregarding of annual maintenance may cost you much more up to the necessity of equipment replacement. At the same time statistics says that regular maintenance provided to the air conditioning system extends its useful life up to 10 years comparing to those without appropriate keeping that is explained by the prevention of breakdowns by professional technicians.

Excellent Plumbing is a company, which may help you to make diagnostics and prepare maintenance schedule in order to avoid unpredictable repairs and ensure smooth functioning of your unit.

We are ready to help in this and other services. Just contact us 847-868-1800 and save your time and money with us!

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