4 Air Conditioning Myths that Are Draining Your Wallet

Ask anyone about their central air conditioning maintenance habits, and they will let you in on their secrets. Which of these are factual, and which are myths? A lot of false truths are out there which so many people rely upon. These are detrimental of their wallet! We at J&W Heating and Air want to shed some light on many of these myths, so you do not follow the same pitfalls. Keep that money in your pocket where it belongs while also keeping your central air conditioning system functioning flawlessly.

Cheap Technician is on Craigslist

We all know that we need to maintain our air conditioning systems. The problem is we do not want to pay the dollar in doing so! Understood. The mistake so many makes, though, is hiring a technician that does not have the necessary skill or expertise. When you have an inexperienced technician working on your central air conditioning system, it is possible they could do more harm than good.

People may tell you, just go on Craigslist and search for a technician and you will be all set. So many individuals are out there working on systems when they have no training, no real business in doing so. Do not fall down this rabbit hole and waste your money!

Save on the Refrigerant

Another common myth is if you need coolant for your system, go with the cheapest one that you can find! The fee for refilling the air conditioning system’s refrigerant has gone up in recent years. The result of this is that people have started to put in less expensive refrigerant options, generics which are going to be less efficient. Manufacturers will specify what refrigerant is needed and following this is pivotal to keep the system operating properly.

Skip Maintenance, Save Money

Do you think that you can skip out on your air conditioning system maintenance? Those that just had a brand new central air conditioning system installed will say that they will pass on system maintenance. They think their system is going to work just fine until it doesn’t and they wind up with huge repair bills. A tune-up is going to be much less costly than a major repair. Have that regular maintenance executed routinely!

Frequency of Air Filter Changes

The final myth we want to mention is revolving around the air filter. We have heard too many times that people have been told replacing an air filter annually is appropriate. This is not an OK practice! You want to swap out that air filter at least every few months, maybe more frequently in those hot summer stretches where the system is operating at its peak.

Pay attention to the myths we have laid out above. Avoid these and enjoy the savings that go along with the practice. There are better ways to maintain your central air conditioning system! We at J&W Heating and Air with our maintenance plans can keep your system cranking all year long with efficiency. With so many false truths in the market, we bring reality and results!

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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