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3 AC Mistakes You Should Never Make

The hot weather has arrived and we’re feeling from it in full force. Whether you’re enjoying yourself going swimming at a lake or taking a stroll in the shade at a park, you always want to be able to return to a cool home. That’s why it’s so important to treat your air conditioner well!

Air conditioning in Brampton, ON is an investment. When you neglect something as expensive and complex as an air conditioner, you’re doing yourself a disservice. That’s why we’re going to highlight some of the most important things you should never do to your air conditioner. No matter what a family member or a neighbor tells you, stay away from committing these HVAC mortal sins!

It’s always a better idea to call a team of professionals for help with your AC. No matter what you think is going on, we can provide affordable, long-term solutions for you and your cooling system.

Things NOT to Do

We talk a lot on this blog about things you should do for your air conditioner. We rarely ever mention things that you should stay away from. These tips are just as important because they can help you spot problems without making them worse. Before you start reaching into a potentially dangerous area of your air conditioner and void your warranty, read our blog and make sure you call us when you need help!

1. Patch Refrigerant Leaks

When you hear the hissing or bubbling of a refrigerant leak, you might think that it’s something you can deal with. But before you grab the duct-tape and find where the leak is located, read what we’ve got to say.

Refrigerant leaks are bad to deal with on your own for two reasons. On one hand, refrigerant is dangerous to breathe in and be around. It can irritate your skin, eyes, nose, and be harmful to breathe. If you’re trying to patch a refrigerant leak, chances are you’re going to be feeling some of the negative side effects. The second reason you shouldn’t deal with refrigerant leaks is that they’re usually indicative of other problems. Duct-tape won’t do a very good job of patching the leak and you might be ignoring something that contributed to it. Always call a professional for a refrigerant patch and recharge.

2. Opening the System

Opening your air conditioner is a one-way ticket to expensive repairs. Not only will you risk damaging the interior components further, but you’ll also void the warranty on your system. This can be an expensive thing to correct. The best way to deal with it is to call a professional to have your AC worked on!

3. Ignoring Noises or Other Factors

Homeowners sometimes operate under the motto “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While that might be applicable in other areas of life, it’s not here. Air conditioners might still technically work, but there could be showing signs of repair needs. A system that makes noises, causes high energy bills, or that doesn’t cool properly is in need of help. Don’t ignore this type of behavior, call our team today.

Call Peatson’s Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. for quality air conditioning repair.

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