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5 Air Conditioning Mistakes to Avoid

During the warmer months, air conditioning may use more electricity than any other appliance in your home. That's why it's so important to be aware of bad air conditioning habits!

Below, we take a look at five air conditioning mistakes to avoid:

1. Running an AC that's too big

Going big isn't always the best option. An air conditioning system that's too big won't cool your home faster. In fact, it will be less efficient, because it will tend to cycle on and off rapidly.

2. Installing your air conditioner somewhere hot

An air conditioner operates best under a shady spot on the north or east side of a house. Here, it will be hit by less of the sun's rays, allowing it to worker more efficiently.

3. Foregoing maintenance

You simply can't get away with ignoring your air conditioner -- no matter how self-sufficient it may look. Replacing filters and cleaning the evaporator coil will extend your unit's lifespan.

4. Keeping temperatures very low


Most people can be comfortable at or around 78 degrees. Don't set the thermostat to 70 degrees in an effort to cool your home faster!

5. Not using ceiling fans

We've mentioned this before, but it bears repeating: Running a ceiling fan can make you feel up to 6 degrees cooler. This means you can set the thermostat to 80 degrees, and yet you'll feel like it's just 74 degrees.

Don't fall victim to these air conditioning mistakes! Otherwise, you could end up with a tired air conditioner and high energy bills.

If you run into a problem with your cooling system, give Rusk Heating & Cooling a call:

Greater Cincinnati: 513-771-4040
Indiana: 812-926-3939
Northern Kentucky: (859) 405-0414
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