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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do To Your AC


We’re sure that you want to take care of your air conditioning system. There are several things that you should consider to make sure that you’re taking the right care of this system. As a homeowner, we don’t expect you to know everything there is to know about your AC operation. That’s why our professionals are here to inform you.

A lot of time, we encounter air conditioning systems in Riverside, CA that have been through their fair share of hardships. This is largely because homeowners have made choices that they didn’t realize were bad for their AC. We want to prevent that, so we’ve listed out a few things you should never do to your air conditioner. Are you guilty of any of these?

Don’t Do This

Here are some things you should never do to your air conditioner:

1.      Skip Changing Your Filer

You should change the filter in the air conditioner once every three months. If you’re not doing this, then you’re not getting the highest quality service possible. The build-up in your AC system’s filter will make your system inefficient when it runs. It will cost you in money and cooling.

2.      Never Schedule Maintenance Appointments

Skipping out on maintenance is what can do your AC system in. Maintenance helps prime your system for the season ahead. It will also help you spot the problems that might be on the horizon so you can handle them early on.

3.      Ignore Warning Signs

Sometimes, an air conditioning issue really is something that ambushes you. Other times though, there were warning signs that you chose to ignore. We’re not here to judge you—we know that sometimes you hear that squeaking noise coming from your air conditioner, but you just don’t feel like you have the bandwidth to deal with it. You don’t want to have to deal with the prospect of a repair.

We understand the hesitation that motivates you to ignore an issue, but we have to let you know that this makes the problem worse. It’s better to note the warning signs and contact our professionals. We’ll make it easy.

4.      Not Updating Your Thermostat

You should have a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat. If you don’t then you’re not getting optimal control. You’re losing out on efficiency and money in the process. Both smart and Wi-Fi units are investments that will serve you well. Contact our team if you need suggestions on great models.

5.      DIY or Hire an Amateur

You shouldn’t hire an amateur or even try to DIY your work. Amateur technicians might be able to do the work, but they aren’t able to ensure longevity. Licensure, training, and experience are the things that enable a team like ours to ensure this. Make sure that you’re making the responsible choice and choose a service that will serve you well this summer and beyond.

Although the things we’ve listed above are bad practices for your AC, it’s never too late to turn things around. Come to us. We can give you personalized guidance and the repair services that you might need.

Contact RKM Heating and Air Conditioning for your AC care. Done Right, Priced Right.

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