What You Should Know About Your A/C System

Posted on About US, Our Services September 11, 2009 by John Brescia

For those of us who enjoy living under the coolness of an air conditioning system, it is important that we get proper AC maintenance, especially if your air conditioner is non stop 24 hours a day. Failure to maintain your air conditioning unit can result in malfunctions and breakage of your system.  Once your air-conditioning unit stops functioning, you may have to pay double the amount you would’ve if you had just gotten it checked regularly.
You can read the signs of future air conditioning malfunctions by being aware of how efficiently you’re A/C unit is doing it’s job. For example, if you notice that your air conditioning system isn’t cooling the room even though it’s at it’s highest level, this could mean it is either broken or on its way to being damaged.
Change your air conditioner filters at least once a month. The dirtier the AC filter is, the harder your air conditioner will work in order to attain the temperature that you set on its thermostat. Also, it affects the air quality that the air conditioner vents. Changing the AC filter regularly is one of the most important points to remember in proper AC maintenance, one good way of reminding yourself is by looking at your monthly energy bill.
Another important reminder in proper AC maintenance is to never place heated objects or appliances that produce heat (television sets, lamps, etc.) near the air conditioner’s thermostat. Because when placed near, the thermostat will sense the heat radiated by these object or appliances and will make the air conditioner operate longer than required. It will also decrease the efficiency of the air conditioning unit. Also using an extra fan is advisable because an extra fan will circulate the cool air that the air conditioner vents.
It is important to remember that all air conditioners must be regularly and maintained in order to get the most out of the unit either by yourself or thru professional service. However it is advisable that you have your air conditioning unit serviced by a professional at least twice a year because there are some things that only a professional can provide (e.g. recharging). 

Remember, a regularly maintained AC unit has lower energy consumption than those that are not. To make your home more energy efficient by maintaining you’re A/C unit, contact Cousins Air. Cousins Air is the professional and credible full service air conditioning company of Palm Beach and Deerfield Beach. Contact them directly at 561-345-6511.

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