Al from A&A Cooling & Heating in Apache Junction, Arizona recommends using an inexpensive air filter and checking and replacing the filter for proper air flow. Other types of air filters such as washable filters, allergen sensitive filters, etc actually “restrict” air flow due to dirt build up and can be damaging to your unit. Utilizing an inexpensive air filter but checking it every 2 weeks and changing it monthly is the key to lifespan and efficiency of your A/C unit.
Al from A&A Cooling & Heating in Apache Junction, Arizona shares tips for do-it-yourselfers in how to save hundreds of dollars. Tips include leveling A/C unit, how to clean coils, proper insulation, etc. These tips will increase the lifespan and efficiency of the unit.
Al from A&A Cooling & Heating in Apache Junction, Arizona shares the most cost effective thermostat setting. Cooling your entire house takes time because you are cooling not just your own personal self but the walls, glass, interior items, etc. Picking a thermostat setting that you are comfortable with (use 78 as an example) and leaving that setting is the most cost effective. Fluctuating the thermostat while you may be at work or gone for the day is not cost effective. Maintaining a constant temperature without having to “cool down” the entire house daily, etc. will save you money in the long run. While you may be vacationing, you could pick a higher temperature (like 80 or 85) and maintain that temperature throughout your home. Turning off the unit completely is not recommended for extended periods because of the possible damage to interior electronic devices, wood drying out, adhesives/caulking heating up and emitting smells, etc.
Al from A&A Cooling & Heating in Apache Junction, Arizona gives pointers on keeping your warranty valid. Newer units come with standard warranty which is typically 1 year labor, 2 year workmanship, 5 year parts, 10 year compressor. However, some companies require you to have an annual preventative maintenance check-up or your warranty could be voided. The key here is to have your yearly maintenance check-up to avoid problems with your warranty.
Al from A&A Cooling & Heating in Apache Junction, Arizona explains why closing your registers will cost you more money. If you close the register in a specific room it will cause that room to heat up causing the unit to work harder to cool not only the room but the items within the room. Units are designed for so much airflow and if you cut it off it causes the unit to work harder pushing all that air through the other ducts, etc.