3 AC Mistakes to Avoid

Even though we are so reliant on our air conditioning units to keep us cool, we often take them for granted. To make sure they last their estimated lifespan, it’s important to take care of them. We’re discussing the top mistakes you should avoid this summer to keep your home cool and comfortable all season long.

Not Replacing Air Filters

Air filters are a critical part of maintaining your home’s indoor air quality, and while they do play such an important role, they are often overlooked. They work by trapping particles such as dust, dirt, pollen, mold, and other allergens inside of their fibers so that those particles cannot be recirculated throughout your home.

In a home with only 2 or 3 residents, no pets and no smoking, these air filters only need to be replaced about every six months. However, if you live in a home with babies, children, pets, or smoking, then your filters will need to be changed every two or three months.

Leaving Debris Around the AC Unit

Everyone loves nice landscaping in their backyard; it has the power to transform a blah space into something magnificent. But did you know that your landscaping could be impacting the functionality and efficiency of your air conditioning unit?

Most HVAC technicians will recommend that you leave a two to a three-foot radius around your AC unit with no plants or landscaping of any kind. This is because the leaves, dirt, dust, and debris from these plants end up in the unit, which negatively affects how well it pulls hot air from your home.

Skipping Maintenance

This might be the most critical step in preserving your air conditioner unit. Annual and seasonal maintenance is crucial for making the small necessary fixes to your unit that will ultimately prevent it from breaking down in the middle of a heatwave.

If you have been skipping out on your seasonal maintenance, give the Kingston air conditioning experts at JSP Home Services a call at (845) 250-6470. We will be able to get your unit back on track so that you don’t have to worry about any premature breakdowns or unexpected repairs this summer!