Midstate Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning in Hastings, MN has been busy this spring and summer performing repairs on HVAC systems. We want all customers to have the best cooling system for their home both this summer, and for years to come. Here are a few common mistakes that we’re finding with our customers and homeowners.
1) Debris and overgrown landscaping surrounding AC unit can be detrimental to its performance.
Your AC unit requires 2 feet of clearance between itself and any landscaping and debris. With less than 2 feet of space, debris, plants, weeds and landscape decrease HVAC efficiency. Inefficiencies are due to blockages or dirt accumulation from the debris. This also prevents the motor from running smoothly and creates more stress on the entire system. Clear away yard waste and landscaping immediately to properly care for your air conditioning system.
2) Old Air Filters are a common culprit to a poorly functioning HVAC unit.
You must read your owner’s manual and change that filter every 30 days to keep the air and system running and flowing well. When an air filter isn’t regularly changed, undue stress is put on the air conditioning system by either clogs or accumulation which causes early failure. If you’ve been neglecting this task please change those filters immediately. If you’ve changed them recently and they look dirty, change them again. Not only is this maintenance imperative for your air conditioning system but it’s necessary for your health.
3) Lack of service and inspection can lead to premature failure in systems.
HVAC technician professionals know exactly what to look for in a healthy air conditioning system. Inspections and tune ups are cheap and can often prevent problems before they occur. This can save you significant money in the long run. We urge our customers to call us for an inspection and tune up sooner than later. As the heat of the summer approaches HVAC and air conditioning services get swapped with customers and are more difficult to schedule.
Be sure to take proper care of your air conditioning system this summer to keep your family cool when the weather gets hot.