Even when temperatures reach triple digits, you need to be careful about how you treat your air conditioner. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to keep your home as cool as possible, you have to concern yourself with overworking the unit. If you are concerned with this, here are three tips that can put your mind in a better place:
1. Invest in a programmable thermostat. This is one of the best ways to give your AC unit a break. For example, you can use this to ensure that your home is cool at night, when you are sleeping, but warmer during the day, when you are at work.
2. Use ceiling fans. To some, this sounds like a waste of energy. However, this is not the case. Through the use of ceiling fans, you can keep your home cooler which means your air conditioner will not have to run nearly as often.
3. Regular maintenance is essential. This is the one thing you don’t want to overlook. There are things you can do on your own, such as regularly changing the filter, as well as things that are best left to a professional. Tip: call a professional to your home at least once a year for a checkup and regular maintenance.
These are just three of the things you can do to avoid overworking your AC. Your air conditioner is meant to be used. It is meant to cool you down when you need it the most. This doesn’t mean you should treat it poorly. By following the tips above, you can prolong the life of your system while saving money and keeping cool all at the same time. If you get the feeling that your AC is working too hard, you are probably right. Find a solution today so you can avoid trouble, such as expensive repairs, down the line.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.