Four things you should never do with your air conditioner
Your air conditioner is one of your most important (and expensive) appliances in your home. It’s hard to imagine life without these in our cars, offices, homes…you name it! With that said, it is important that we do all we can to make sure our air conditioners last a long time and perform efficiently. Of course there are things you should do, but what SHOULDN’T you do?
Here are four things you should never do if you want your air conditioner to keep running smoothly and efficiently.
- Never plant within two feet of your condenser. Blocked airflow is horrible for your air conditioner’s efficiency. Always allow proper clearance between your condenser and your plants.
- Never use registers, vents or doors for room-by-room temperature control. Your air conditioner is sized to cool a certain square footage. If you want room-by-room control, consider a zoning system.
- Never power wash your air conditioner. Although there are ways you can clean your air conditioner, a power washer should never be one of them. These can cause damage to your coil and result in a system breakdown. Schedule a condenser cleaning appointment with your local HVAC guy.
- Never attempt to diagnose problems with your air conditioner yourself. Air conditioners are never suitable for DIY solutions, NEVER. Always call a contractor.
One thing you should always do for your air conditioner is schedule spring preventative maintenance with your local heating and air conditioning contractor.
What are some of your air conditioning tips? Are there other things you would like to know about air conditioners?