Two thirds of American homes are air conditioned, according to the US Department of Energy. Homeowners spend more than $11 billion annually on their cooling systems and sometimes this money is wasted due to easily correctable mistakes. Simple things like doing regular maintenance on your system or being more energy efficient can make all the difference in the world for homeowners. At Tragar Home Services, we want you to stay cool this summer while saving money and energy. That’s why we want you to know how to avoid mistakes homeowners make with their cooling systems.
Mistakes Made While Choosing a Cooling System
It’s important not to make mistakes when choosing a cooling system. One common error consumers often make is to purchase wall units that aren’t the right size for their needs. This can lead to higher utility bills or uncomfortable temperatures in your home. If you get a unit that’s too big or too powerful, you may be using too much energy because the unit will constantly cycle on and off. If you buy a unit that’s not powerful enough, it may not cool your home sufficiently and be overworked.
In fact, a wall unit may not be your best option. You’ll want to consider what’s right for your whole house. That might mean getting a central air conditioning system that will cool your entire home and also reduce humidity in every room. Another possibility is choosing a ductless air conditioning system. These systems have the ability to cool certain areas of your home. You won’t be wasting energy in rooms you aren’t using.
Installation and Maintenance Are Critical
Whatever cooling system you use, it’s a mistake not to have it professionally and properly installed. You want to make sure that the cooling system is positioned properly and working the way it’s supposed to. According to the Department of Energy, improper installation of a central air conditioner can result in leaky ducts and low airflow.
A big mistake would be to just turn the system on and forget about it. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule is critical to keeping your home cool and saving on your energy bill. Homeowners should make sure that filters, coils and fins are regularly checked. It’s also a good idea to schedule regular check-ups. Tragar offers an annual start up service which is highly recommended. We will inspect and work on your system’s parts, make sure your drain lines are cleaned, and see that your cooling system is operating with the right amount of pressure. We’re also ready with any repairs you might need.
Keep Every-Day Operation Mistake Free
Finally, you should avoid mistakes that can reduce the effectiveness of your cooling system on a day to day basis. Keep your doors and widows shut while using your system and make sure to seal any holes or cracks nearby. Remember to turn off your system when you’re not going to be home or won’t be using it. Also consider installing a programmable thermostat to assist you in making sure the system is off or set at a high temperature when you don’t need it.
Contact Tragar for Cooling System Expertise
Tragar Home Services is your source for all of your air conditioning needs. We can help you choose a system, help you install it and schedule yearly maintenance checks. We’ll also be there for you if you need a repair. If you’re concerned you might have made a mistake, we’ll gladly answer any questions you may have. Contact Tragar today.