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Summer is around the corner, and you want your home to stay cool without breaking the bank with sky-high utility bills. Of course, you already know to keep your shades pulled, cook in the morning and evening, and don’t run things like your dryer during the hottest parts of the day. Even when you do all of these things, there are common air conditioning problems that can cause your utility bills to rise while keeping the home cool. Here’s a look at the three most common.

Incorrectly Calibrated Thermostat

You probably don’t think about your thermostat a whole lot. You set a temperature and go about your day. However, if it isn’t calibrated correctly, your air conditioning system can cut on and off at the wrong times. For instance, if you set your thermostat to keep the home 78 degrees, and it’s calibrated incorrectly, it may cut the air conditioning off when it’s 80 degrees. This makes everyone in the home hot, and you keep running down the temperature until your electric bill soars.

Dirty Air Filters

In many cases, you’re enjoying the cool in your home without any idea that your air filter is dirty. You might wonder why your utility bill is so high and shrug it off as the cost of summer. However, when your air filter is dirty enough to clog, it causes the motor to run hotter and harder, driving up your utility bills.

Frozen Air Compressor

In the simplest terms, your air conditioner works by drawing the home’s air into the system, runs it over a super cold air compressor and sends the chilled air back into the house. When the coils in the air compressor freeze, the air no longer cools. However, the air conditioner continues to run.

The good news is that there are many simple, easily fixable solutions to these problems. M&M Mechanical, Inc. can help you fix these common problems when they occur. You can also lower your chances of problems with regular maintenance that includes clean air filters and other essential services. Contact us today for more information.

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