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3 Things Not to Do to Your AC

We talk all the time about what you should always be doing for your AC. After all, it’s always easy to be proactive than reactive, so being vigilant isn’t a hard thing to get in the habit of when you have our help. However, we never go into detail about the more sinister things that happen to an AC when a homeowner does something they shouldn’t. What are those things? Well, let’s dive right into it.

Unless you like having to call an HVAC contractor in Des Moines, IA over and over again, it’s important to treat your air conditioner the way it should be treated. Stay away from opening it up, putting your hands where you shouldn’t, and trying to diagnose things yourself.

If you’re looking for more specific directions when it comes to things you should never do to your AC, then keep reading. We’ll give you some good introspection towards the “do’s” and “don’ts” of air conditioning.

Call Us If You’re Confused

It’s okay to run into something that doesn’t feel like you should be working on. We’re not the ones that live at your house, you are! You’re probably going to run into some scenarios that seem like it would be a better idea for a professional to take a look. This is always a good decision, especially with a trustworthy professional on speed dial. That being said, let’s take a look at some things you should never do to your AC.

Open the System Up

Does your system have a warranty? How about a guarantee from the team that installed it? If you like both of those things then you’re always going to be better off leaving any internal repairs to a professional. Not only is this the smartest decision going forward, but it’s also the one that will leave you with your warranty and guarantee still in tact.

The moment the lid of your air conditioning cabinet is opened by hands that are not licensed and certified, your warranty could be voided. That means thousands of dollars now need to come out of your pocket every time your system needs help. Rather, why not let a professional perform the repairs and let the warranty pay for them. Deal?

Forget About It

While it might be easy to forget that you’ve got an HVAC system pumping cooled air into your home, it’s not a good idea. Never forget that your system is working tirelessly to keep you comfortable. That way, if any noises, bad smells, or efficiency issues come up, you’ll be able to notice them a lot faster.

It’s true that air conditioners suffering from neglect are more often than not going to be more expensive to keep.

Work It Harder

Air conditioners are supposed to keep your home relatively cool. If you expect your air conditioner to keep your home 40 degrees cooler, dehumidified, and your air fresh, then you’re sorely mistaken. Invest in machines that can help your air conditioner, like a dehumidifier or an indoor air quality system. These will make your air conditioner work a lot less hard and keep it in good shape for years to come.

Call Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling if you need help with your air conditioner.

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