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How To Manage Your Air Conditioning During Hotter Seasons On A Budget 

If you’re feeling hot this summer, you can use tips and tricks to ensure that your HVAC system is running efficiently and keeping you cool during the long and warm days. Not everyone can afford to buy a new air conditioner, which is why these tips will help you save money by preventing your HVAC system from malfunctioning. Let’s look at the five air conditioning dos and don’ts you need to apply to stay cool during the hotter seasons.   

1. Change Your Air Conditioner’s Filter  

You should prioritize keeping your air conditioner’s air filter clean because it traps microscopic particles that can result in your allergies flaring up unnecessarily and causing strain on the HVAC system. You may want to buy air filters in groups of three to find the best deals and prioritize a clean-up every 3 months or so to ensure the system is in perfect working order. Consider setting up reminders on your phone and finding the best discounts to keep your air conditioner running efficiently.  

2. Check For The Smell Of Feet  

If your room starts smelling like feet, this could mean that the evaporator coil in your air conditioner might be growing bacteria or mold. This typically clears up by itself if you continue to use your HVAC system. If it doesn’t, you can check the air filters or evaporator coil drain line to ensure there are no problems present.  

You may also want to hire a professional in case you can’t figure out what the problem is since the bad smell could be an indicator of an internal problem with your air conditioner’s parts. If you catch these problems before they become more serious, you can save money on repairs.  

3. Avoid Using Shedding Plants Near The AC  

Putting plants near the condenser unit outside may seem like a smart idea because plants can provide the necessary shade to keep the unit cool. Leaves and branches near the unit can block airflow, resulting in your system malfunctioning. You should keep the plants at least 3 feet away from the outside unit to ensure there are no problems that need to be repaired.  

4. Avoid Building An Outdoor Screen  

If you choose to build an outdoor screen to hide your air conditioner’s exterior, you will likely not give it enough space to function properly. If there is no airflow, there is no heat removal from the system, resulting in your system doing more work over time, contributing to your electricity bills.  

5. Get Your AC Inspected By A Professional  

You might want to get your HVAC system inspected by a professional to ensure there are no problems and that your AC unit is working optimally. Find a professional in your area to ensure your air conditioner is working at peak efficiency.  

Final Notes  

If you follow these tips, you will ensure that you stay cool this summer and avoid causing any problems to your HVAC system, which could result in costly repairs. It’s in your best interests to keep your air conditioning unit working optimally and make the changes necessary to avoid damaging the system.