Home AC Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid


Minnesota Common home Comfort Mistakes

Home AC maintenance isn’t something we think about or wish we didn’t until it’s 95 degrees. We all know how Minnesota gets in the summer and in order to stay comfortable, your furnace and air conditioner need to be running efficiently. These are good reminders for each of us to follow so we can spend more time doing the projects in and outside our house that actually need to be completed.

Here are the most common mistakes we see homeowners make when it comes to their HVAC systems.

Home AC Maintenance Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Skipping Regular Maintenance of Your Air Conditioning Unit

Regular HVAC system maintenance is vital to your comfort level and to your wallet. A professional can come to your home on a scheduled basis to make sure your furnace and your AC unit are running perfectly. The time to keep your system operating smoothly is now, not when it breaks down on the hottest or coldest day of the year!

Installing Your Own Thermostat

A thermostat needs to be installed correctly to work properly. Not all thermostats are created equally, at times, homeowners will attempt to install a smart thermostat that doesn’t actually work well with your heating and cooling system.

At Dean’s, we have the expertise to take care of this for you and to make sure you are getting the right thermostat for your unit and your home.

Blocking Your Grates and Grills

Your HVAC system works on a free flow of air throughout your home. Make sure your grates and grills are not blocked by:

  • Plants
  • Bookcases
  • Furniture
  • Curtains

Closing Doors to Rooms

In a forced-air system, closing doors to rooms you rarely use can make your system less efficient. The system depends on the free flow of air to keep your home cool or warm.

Not Keeping Your Air Conditioner Clean

A superficial spray on the outside of your air conditioner is an easy maintenance task that can help make your air conditioner more efficient. An HVAC professional during a maintenance tune-up will go further to deep clean and make sure that there is a clear flow of air to the unit.

Before AC Cleaning

Home AC Maintenance Clogged AC

After AC Cleaning

Cleaned air conditioning unit

Guilty of these home comfort mistakes? Dean’s is here to help!

At Dean’s, we are always available to come to your home for maintenance or other service calls. We can also give you some additional tips to keep your HVAC system running optimally. Contact us today to schedule a visit from one of our expert technicians!

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