Like most equipment, AC and HVAC units won’t last forever. Much like your car, aged systems are more susceptible to breakdowns and emergencies than newer more efficient models. If you notice you are calling for repeated repairs and emergency service more often, consider the 50% rule of thumb. When the cost of repairs is getting close to 50% of your system’s original value, you are better off financially upgrading your system to a more efficient model.
Excessive Use Of The AC
While it may seem easier to just let your AC run constantly all day and night, this has negative effects on your unit. Not only will it use a fair amount of electricity to run, but it also stresses your unit out. If you are going to be out of your house all day, turn the AC off and then have it scheduled to turn back on when you return.
DIY Gone Wrong
We are all guilty of this, thinking we can make an easy fix to our equipment, but then something bad happens. Unless you are an expert, do not try to fix HVAC equipment unless you are 100% familiar with it, no matter how easy it may look on YouTube. So, while you might want to grab a wrench or cousin to help, try giving us a call first. You’ll save money in the long run and you’ll save yourself the frustration when trying to fix it yourself.