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Outside of Disney movies, household appliances generally don’t have the ability to converse. While this may initially seem like a bit of a shame given how spritely and musically gifted they are in the cinematic productions of our youth, it becomes a bit of a relief once one considers all the embarrassing things they might be privy to!
The refrigerator would certainly be able to tell some hair-raising tales.
Be that as it may, a brief dialog between us and our appliances would prove immeasurably useful when it comes to ensuring their continued operation and service.
For example, your air conditioner would tell you that:
“My Filters Should Be Cleaned Or Replaced Once A Month”
The cool air that your AC produces can be regarded as “recycled” air. In other words, it isn’t air that the unit magically conjures from the aether; it is outside air that is processed by the air conditioner’s internal machinery and then sent out into the world to chill your slickened brow.
Part of the process involves passing the air through one or more filters to rid it of impurities and contaminants such as insect parts, dust and pollen.
If the filters get clogged, you may encounter reduced airflow in addition to which your AC will consume more energy and drive up your utility bill. Keep your AC and your wallet happy: clean those filters!
“I Work Harder When I’m Hot”
This, of course, is in stark contrast to us human beings who tend to hit a slump when the mercury starts to rise (which is exactly why we need air conditioners). ACs, however, work extra hard when it’s hot because, well, that’s just what they do.
But the harder the system has to work to cool down the room, the more energy it consumes and…see point number one above to find out how that story ends.
It’s generally a good idea to keep sources of heat such as furnaces and gas heaters away from the thermostat, and try to keep blinds and curtains drawn during the day.
“I Require Routine Maintenance”
We often take for granted how much clever engineering goes into making that nice, cool air that we get to enjoy.
In order to cool down the air, the air has to be processed by a complex system of coils, condensers, compressors and fans. This, as you can imagine, can take a toll on the many moving parts over time and eventually lead to a breakdown if preventative maintenance isn’t practised.
We recommend having your AC serviced at least once a year.
“Sometimes It’s Best To Say Goodbye”
Like any electromechanical system, air conditioners have a finite lifespan. How long this is depends largely on usage and whether it has been properly maintained, but it can be anywhere between 10 and 15 years.
If you find yourself having to schedule repair jobs with increasing regularity, or if your utility bill is much higher than usual, it might be time for an upgrade.
When that day comes, let our team of experts handle your air conditioner replacement Santa Ana CA. We have the knowledge, experience, tools and people to get the job done quickly and efficiently.