The Three Biggest Air Conditioning Mistakes

Summer has been rolling along for almost two months now and we hope it has been a pleasant one for you and your family. Here at Rooter MD Plumbing LLC, we have been responding to service calls all throughout the Metro Detroit area and we see a lot of the same mistakes causing breakdowns. Here is a look at what we have found:

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Ignoring Your A/C Filters

A dirty air filter is a detriment to your unit and it could destroy it from the inside out if you let it. A dirty air filter is costing you anywhere between 5-15% on your cooling costs and it is shortening the lifespan of your unit day-by-day. You should change your filters this weekend to make sure the end of cooling season is as efficient as possible. Check out this step-by-step process:

1. Access the filter door usually located under a clip on door on the front of your window unit.

2. Remove the filter and clean it under water or with a cleaning kit.

3. Let it dry.

4. Replace… It’s that simple!

Overworking Your Unit

People tend to get greedy and go for a cool that they don’t necessarily need. Did you know that every degree on your thermostat is worth up to 3% on your cooling bill? Staying at 72°F instead of 69°F will lead to big savings and if you implement DIY cooling methods, you will barely feel the difference!

Poorly Positioned Vents

You want to make sure your thermostat and A/C vents are properly positioned so they can work as designed. This means keeping them away from couches, tables, and drapes so that they can exhibit proper airflow. As for the thermostat, you want to keep it out of direct sunlight and away from any lamps or lights. If it gets a reading of higher temperatures, it will continue to work to cool the room even if it is cooled to your desired temperature. That extra work is costing you!

Here at Rooter MD Plumbing LLC, we provide for all of Southeast Michigan’s air conditioning needs. From emergency repairs to ductless mini-split installation, we have everything you need to keep your home comfortable and efficient all season long.

To schedule air conditioning service, call 248-888-7777 or fill out a form online for quicker service!

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