4 Common Mistakes You Should Avoid When Using AC

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Who doesn’t love the good breeze the Air Conditioner brings on the hottest summer days? Though it might still be a bit early to be thinking about the best season of the year, we at Crystal Air & Water, Inc. know that our customers like to be prepared for every situation. And while we wait impatiently to enjoy a good cocktail at the beach, we’d like you to know of some of the most common mistakes AC users do, that should be avoided not only to save energy but also to make your experience at home even cooler if you know what we mean.

Less is more

Having your AC running 24/7 though it might seem like a good idea, but it will use an exaggerated amount of electricity for no reason. Next to increasing your chances of needing an emergency AC replacement in Gainesville, FL, you will also dry the air of your house unnecessarily. Leaving the thermostat up in the morning while you’re not at home, and turning it back down when you’re back will still have your house at a comfortable temperature without affecting your bills or the lifespan of the system. You can also let it idle at night and open some windows to let fresh air come in.

Not using AC at all

Turning your unit off for a long period of time might increase the chances of mold developing inside and dust might also accumulate within. This will not only deteriorate the state of your AC, it will also affect your health if it goes unnoticed. We advise to let it run for a couple minutes a day to keep it fresh. If you’re going to be away for a while and have always liked gadgets, we can also recommend getting a Wi-Fi Thermostat, which, besides being extremely cool, they allow you to manage them remotely so that you don’t have to worry about dust or other problems while you enjoy your time away.

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Abusing the thermostat

Sometimes it gets so hot that we all want the room to get cool as fast as possible, but the ideal way to do this is not setting the thermostat down below the desired temperature. Doing so will force your AC to use more energy and it will change so drastically that you will have to readjust it, using more electricity and making you more uncomfortable. We advise to set it at the exact temperature you’re happy with. Remember a degree less or more will not make things significantly better for your house, but it might make your bills go higher instead.

Not using ceiling fans and not changing the filters

Ceiling fans do not only make your AC’s work easier, they also make the temperature and feel much more comfortable by helping the air circulate throughout the household much better. In the same way, by not changing the filters, your unit won’t be able to perform as expected and might incur damage to the system.

We at Crystal Air & Water, Inc. have only one goal in mind: Your satisfaction. Whether you need an installation, maintenance or an emergency AC replacement in Gainesville, FL, we will be there for you, come rain or come shine. We offer 24/7 emergency service so that you never have to be in a room that isn’t cool. Give us a call today at 352-333-0460. To us, it’s crystal clear that your comfort is our priority!