Five Things You Should Never Do To Your Home’s AC System


Five Things You Should Never Do To Your Home’s AC System

When it comes to your home’s appliances, you might think that having to replace a refrigerator or washer or dryer will set you back several hundred, if not a couple of thousand dollars. And, you would be right. However, if your home’s air conditioner is in need of replacement, it can cost you several thousand, if not over ten thousand dollars, depending on the size and efficiency of the unit you need to cool your home.

So, it is important you do all you can to make your home’s AC system last as long as possible and perform like it’s supposed to.

There are a few things you should never do to your home’s AC system. We’ve listed five of them below.


Leave an air conditioner cover on your unit during the cooling season. Although these can be great for the off season, to keep debris out of your condenser, they can kill efficiency and cause breakdowns when the unit is in operation.

Plant within two feet of your condenser. Blocked airflow is horrible for your air conditioner’s efficiency. Always allow proper clearance between your condenser and your plants.

Use registers, vents or doors for room-by-room temperature control. Your air conditioner is sized to cool a certain square footage. If you want room-by-room control, consider a zoning system.

Power wash your air conditioner. Although there are ways you can clean your air conditioner, a power washer should never be one of them. These can cause damage to your coil and result in a system breakdown. Schedule a condenser cleaning appointment with your local HVAC guy.

Attempt to diagnose problems with your air conditioner yourself. Air conditioners are never suitable for do it yourself solutions, NEVER. Always call a professional contractor.

One thing you should always do for your air conditioner is schedule regular preventative maintenance times with Bunn’s & Bennett Heating and Air Conditioning.

What you should do:

Bunn’s and Bennett Heating and Air Conditioning has been serving the Tennessee Valley and North Alabama for more than 32 years. Our professional technicians and installers are factory trained and factory certified. Call us today at 256-536-0967, or email us at [email protected].

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