We live in a time when the weight of rising global temperatures is helping the appearance of record-breaking summer heats. That’s why your customers rely on their air conditioners so much and why it’s such a huge problem if they don’t display the performance they’re looking for. It’s not hard to imagine how difficult it feels to be faced with a hot and muggy day, only to find out your AC isn’t doing what you need it to do.
Sometimes, it’s the air conditioner itself, but most of the time it’s the little mistakes your customers might be making with their AC system. Even the smallest mistakes can negatively impact the efficiency, safety, and effectiveness of their air conditioner. To help them deal with situations like these and to assist them in preventing the appearance of such issues, it’s important to tell them what mistakes they might inadvertently make.
What Mistakes Are My Customers Making With Their Ac?
On the one hand, you’re probably giving your customers ample advice on how to boost their air conditioner’s efficiency and get the most out of their AC during the summer. However, it’s equally important to be aware of the potential mistakes they might be making with their air conditioning system. Why?
Knowing more about the most common mistakes individuals make when cooling their homes and caring for their AC is another essential part of proper maintenance. What good is doing all the right things if they’re allowing unnecessary mistakes to creep in? Let’s take a look at some of the mistakes that your customers might be making and what they can do about them.
Not Cleaning & Changing The Filter
The first and the most common mistake the majority of your customers might be making is not changing the air filters in their AC on a regular basis. Dirty air filters are bad for two main reasons. First, they lower the amount of cool air your customer’s air conditioner supplies into their property, and two, they introduce harmful allergens into the environment, potentially causing health issues.
Not Servicing Annually
Annual AC servicing is also a frequent mistake your customers make. Not servicing their air conditioning system prior to the cooling season will reduce its operational efficiency and lower its performance. Also, it will make the AC more prone to malfunctions, and if there’s one thing your customers don’t want, it’s being without an AC on hot and muggy days.
Not Installing A Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can be a true lifesaver for all your customers who forget to set their thermostat before leaving their homes. This device can save them hundreds of dollars annually on air conditioning bills alone. It will automatically raise the temperature during the time of day you and your family aren’t at home, gradually lowering it as you come back. Truly an incredible device.
Not Properly Positioning The Thermostat
If your thermostat is positioned either next to a lamp or in direct sunlight for the majority of the day, this could significantly throw off its readings, messing up your customers’ temperature settings and causing increased energy consumption. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to the position of the thermostat and place it in the right spot.
Not Installing Curtains & Blinds
Finally, it’s common for your customers to rely only on the power of their AC unit without helping it along by closing their curtains and blinds. However, failing to do so will make their air conditioner work a lot harder to achieve and maintain the desired temperature. Advise them to help it reach their goal by pulling down the blinds and curtains.