Seasonal Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips #Infographic

Has your air conditioner been misbehaving? Maybe you’ve been tempted to ram the thermostat down to unreasonably cool temperatures more than once. Or you’ve wondered whether it’s just really that hot outside, and the heat is infiltrating your home. The baby is miserably hot and you don’t know what’s going on, but the house just isn’t staying cool. Maybe it's time to change your air conditioner.

There are a handful of reasons your air conditioner might be going all awry. Perhaps the refrigerant needs recharging; your home won't stay cool if your refrigerant level is too low. Or maybe there are major air leaks in your ducts, causing large flows of air to simply siphon out of the system, with only some of the air making it to your rooms. A bigger problem could be that your unit has simply run its course and is ready to retire. You will need to call a technician to see what is going on.

A repair might be too costly, especially if you have a system that is more than 10 years old. In that case, you should make a new Energy Star air conditioner your model of choice. Take a look at the infographic below, published by Aqua Plumbing & Air, to see how Energy Star systems save households billions of dollars in energy savings each year. The coveted rating helps consumers make smart energy-conserving choices on products that can save you money while still giving you the quality you expect and more.

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