There’s nothing better than walking into a cool and comfortable home on a hot and humid day. Try as you may to keep your home cool, this can cause excessive wear and tear on your cooling system. Fortunately, there are several ways to tell if you’re overworking your Barstow, California, air conditioner. An air conditioner that’s overworking can cause your cooling expenses to rise and can also shorten the lifespan of the entire cooling system.

Constantly Changing the Temperature

Constantly adjusting the temperature can overwork the AC. If you notice you change the temperature several times throughout the day, you may want to look into upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat. The latter uses historical data and algorithms to learn your cooling patterns and create a cooling schedule that increases efficiency. Both types keep your AC from working so hard and improve indoor comfort by allowing you to create a cooling schedule that complements your lifestyle.

Failing to Change the Air Filter

You should change the air filter at least once a month. If you don’t, a dirty filter restricts airflow to the cooling system, which reduces the AC’s overall cooling capacity and leads to the compressor overworking itself to keep your home cool. It can also lead to higher cooling expenses, costly repairs, and premature failure of your AC system.

Rising Cooling Expenses

If you neglect preventive maintenance, it could lead to rising cooling expenses. Our Comfort Club maintenance plans include 10 percent off parts, a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, and a 48-hour service guarantee. As part of a maintenance session, one of our technicians will check the AC for oil and refrigerant leaks, inspect valves and coils, and make sure all electrical components are operating as they should be.

Contact Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning at 760-208-4930. Learn how AC repairs and maintenance can keep the air conditioner from overworking.

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