Simple HVAC mistakes are more costly than you might think. For one thing, they waste energy, which can cause your utility bills to balloon. The air conditioner replacement experts at Cooper Brothers, Inc. list the most common mistakes below.
Placing Furniture Near Air Vents
You may have noticed some areas of your home are hotter than others. Before messing with thermostat settings, check your air vents. Furniture or other objects may be blocking the vents and hampering the circulation of cool air.
Forgetting to Change Filthy Air Filters
If nothing is obstructing the air vents, check your air filters. Blocked air filters not only constrict airflow indoors, they also decrease indoor air quality. In addition, dirty air filters could be spreading allergens throughout your home. However, if it seems like you’re having to clean or replace the filters too frequently, you may need to have your air ducts cleaned as well.
Neglecting Your Home’s Ductwork
Leaks in your air ducts can also be a culprit behind the uneven distribution of cool air in your home, because cool air could be escaping through these gaps. You should have an HVAC technician inspect your home’s ductwork every few years.
Installing Your Thermostat Near Windows and Doors
Your thermostat might not be giving an accurate reading if it’s near a window or door, or any heat source for that matter. Your HVAC unit might run longer than necessary if the thermostat gives an inaccurate reading, which will raise your power costs.
Not Doing Routine HVAC Maintenance
Your HVAC unit is bound to suffer damage at some point, especially if you use it frequently. Most signs of damage are minor and can be easily fixed, but they still waste energy and can worsen if they aren’t fixed immediately. Routine inspections and maintenance can prevent this from happening. Just make sure to hire an experienced air conditioner repair contractor.
Looking for Experienced HVAC Contractors in Your Area?
Cooper Bros Inc., a contractor with more than two decades’ worth of experience, offers air quality HVAC services. To get a free estimate on a new system, call us at (408) 659-8879 or leave us a message on this form.