Q: Will turning my thermostat down low cool my home faster? A: Turning your thermostat way down will not cool your home any faster it just causes the unit to run longer and if you set the unit too low you are taking the chance of freezing the unit.
Q: Will a dirty filter or dirty condenser affect the cooling? A: Yes, they will affect air flow and therefore affect the cooling and can possibly cause your unit to freeze up if the air flow is severely restricted. To keep your system at maximum efficiency change the filters regularly and make sure the condenser is clean.
Q: My A/C is not cooling well, could it need a recharge? A: Air conditioners are a sealed system and are not supposed to lose their refrigerant. If you need more refrigerant, you likely have a leak in the system and should have a leak search performed.
Q: What type of maintenance is required for my system? A: It will depend on the system installed, but a general list of items are as follows (coils, burners, filters, heat exchangers)
Q: What should I set the thermostat on? A: During AC season 72-78 degrees. During Heat season 68-74 degrees.
Q: How long should my A/C unit last? A: Most systems on average last 10-12 years depending on make & model.
Remember to clean and replace your air filters on a monthly basis.