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5 Things You’re Doing That Are Actually Hurting Your Air Conditioner

hand drawing check box on a white backgroundWhen summer rolls around we know that the first thing you’re thinking about is your relief. We haven’t even reached the height of the summer and it’s already been a hot one here. The heat is only going to stretch on ahead. That’s why we want to get ahead of the curve when it comes to prevention.

Your air conditioning in Norwalk, CT is complex. We know that you realize this but it’s something that’s easy to lose sight of if you’re not paying attention. We’re prepared to help you with your air conditioning services today. Be mindful of the way you run your AC system and implement some of these tips going forward.

Stop Doing This…

Here are a few habits you should stop to help your air conditioning system this spring and summer.

1.      Running Your System for Too Long

You shouldn’t have to run your system all day long. You should be able to run it for a short while and then maintain the temperature for a while. If this isn’t the case and you’re running your system all day you’re straining it and paying too much for your AC services.

2.      Choosing the Wrong Temperatures

We know what it’s like to rush in from the Norwalk heat and want relief. At that moment, it makes sense to choose a frigid temperature on your thermostat. The reality is though that this temperature is inefficient. Choosing a freezing cold temperature puts too much strain on your AC system.

3.      Not Repairing When You Need To

Let’s face it—you know when you need repair work most of the time. The burden is getting a professional out to your home to handle your needs. If you’re dragging your feet when it comes to repairs, you’re only going to make the troubles you’re facing worse. We have the resources to make your repair job as easy as possible.

4.      Not Upgrading When You Should

You should upgrade your air conditioner once every 10 years. If you’re overdue for an upgrade, don’t think that you can skate by with this current system forever. Trust us when we say that this system will break down and it will probably happen soon. This doesn’t even mention the efficiency problems that you’ll probably have at this stage in the lifespan of your system. It’s a good idea to upgrade in a timely manner and we can help you make the process easy.

5.      Ignoring Your Thermostat

When was the last time you gave your thermostat some thought? We find that it’s a real afterthought in most homes. We want you to give it some thought today. If you haven’t upgraded your thermostat in a while, take this as your time to do so.

Digital thermostats are great, but you should definitely consider upgrading to something a little more cutting edge. We suggest that you upgrade to something like a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to acquiring a new one, we’re going to help you find what you need.

Contact Douglas Cooling & Heating today to schedule an appointment with our team members.

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