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Not changing the air filter

It takes about six months for a filter to become so saturated with dirt and dust that it becomes difficult for air to flow through your unit. As Reader’s Digest points out, that not only increases the dust in your home, it also decreases your AC unit’s efficiency. The simple task of replacing a dirty filter can improve energy use for your AC by 5 to 15%.

The temperature is too low

Many people assume that turning their thermostats down very low will make the AC respond more quickly or work harder. Sadly, that’s not how things work. According to RD, air conditioners work just as hard to lower the temperature one degree as they do to lower it by 20 degrees—it’s just a matter of time. So, treat your unit right and program your thermostat to exactly where you want it.”

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It’s no secret that regular maintenance is key to making sure your AC lives a long and happy life. The same can be said about any appliance. However, it’s understandable that in our busy lives we tend to overlook such things until it is too late. They say hindsight is always 20/20 and after an appliance dies we’re left wishing we had paid more attention.

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