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Three Bad Habits that Can Cause Frequent Calls for Air Conditioning Repair

When it is hot and sunny in Myrtle Beach, regular air conditioning repair seems pretty normal – after all, when you aim to be as cool and comfortable as possible, you tend to overwork your unit until it inevitably breaks down. However, this also cuts down your unit’s life expectancy significantly. In the end, not only will you have to spend for constant repairs, you will also end up having to buy a new unit much earlier.

But, as it turns out, you really don’t need to suffer all these expenses. Just a little change in your cooling habits can go a long way to guarantee that your air conditioning unit won’t have to undergo so much repair.

Bad Habits that Could Cause You to Call for Air Conditioning Repair

Letting Your Air Conditioning Run All Day, Every Day

Air conditioning repair experts have listed this particular habit as the most common cause of AC breakdowns. While this is entirely understandable during very warm weather, leaving it running continuously (even when no one is around) does not really help in keeping your house cool nor will it do your energy bills any favor.

According to Energy Saver, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) consumer resource section, the best method in keeping your house cool without wasting too much energy is to use a programmable thermostat to set the AC unit at 78°F before you head for home so if will be comfortable by the time you get there.

Turning the AC’s Temperature Way Down as Soon as You Turn It On

Immediately turning the thermostat way down won’t cool your house faster than normal but will unnecessarily waste precious energy instead. You are not only adding a significant amount to your monthly utility bill, but you are also wearing down your unit a wee bit faster. This will cause more frequent calls for expert AC repair.

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Not Keeping Up with Your AC Maintenance

Maybe you only stay in your house for short periods, or maybe you firmly believe you are not using your AC unit as often as your neighbors do, but this is not a valid excuse to skip regular AC maintenance. Not getting your unit cleaned or its filters replaced as scheduled will cause a particulate build-up on your filter, making the AC unit inefficient. This will cause its eventual breakdown.

By avoiding these three bad habits, you can potentially reduce the instances in which your AC unit will need repairs and also prolong your unit’s life.

Call Brown & Reaves Services today at 843-497-9867, or fill out our short form and someone will contact you as quickly as possible to answer any questions you may have about your air conditioning system repair.

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