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Are You Guilty of These 5 Common Summertime A/C Mistakes?

Cassie Pound, owner of Quality Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric
Published by
Cassie Pound
April 28, 2020

With the summer energy bills getting notoriously high in your Glenpool, OK home,  it’s important than ever to follow the right energy-saving practices. Unfortunately, even the most educated homeowners often unknowingly make common flubs.

Find out if you are guilty of these top 5 common summertime A/C mistakes.

Hiding the Ugly A/C

Some homeowners hate to spoil the look of their perfectly-styled backyard with an ugly air conditioner. But do you know what’s even uglier? It’s when your summer electric bills hit new all-time highs! Camouflaging your unit with shrubs or other plants may hide that eyesore, yes. But leaves that get caught in your system can clog up your HVAC system, impeding its performance and causing your bills to spike.

Denying your A/C Some TLC

There’s a high price to pay when you ignore an HVAC maintenance. And how many is that? Four! Short cycling, poor indoor air quality, costly repairs, and reduced system efficiency. If you can’t remember the last time that you have had your A/C maintenance, it’s probably time to call our team at Quality Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.

Leaving the Unit Running All Day

We understand that retreating into the cool confines of your A/C after a hard day’s work is a sweet summertime relief. However, we don’t advise to you leave it on all day. You may want to invest in our programmable thermostats so you won’t have to choose between kicking the A/C on at one temperature and turning it off when you’re not at home.

Oops, Wrong Size

The bigger the A/C, the better it will work, right? Absolutely wrong! Some homeowners assume that a big air conditioner will cool their homes faster. The plain truth is that an oversized HVAC needs a lot more power to quickly drop the temperature.

On the other hand, an undersized A/C has to operate constantly to keep your home at a desired temperature. Too bulky or not quite big enough? Big no-no! When you need a new A/C, have one of our professionals assess your home before you make a purchase.

Thinking All Contractors Are the Same

Most homeowners are tempted to pick out a random guy who claims to be an expert because they think all contractors are the same. You should know that cooling jobs are more than just banging on a furnace or recharging an A/C. It’s an art and craftsmanship combined. If you don’t want a shoddy workmanship, inefficient heating and cooling, and extra costs, you have to pick a company that you know and trust.

Our team of genuine experts at Quality Heating, Cooling & Plumbing are here to care for you and your HVAC system. So…we cool now? Or do you need a little more guidance or sound advice? Get in touch with us, and we would be happy to help.

Cassie Pound, owner of Quality Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric
Published by
Cassie Pound

Cassie Pound is the Vice President of Quality Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric with locations in Tulsa, Glenpool, and Bartlesville, Oklahoma.