I don’t know about you, but every year when it’s time for my AC to come on I get excited! The symbolic click of that button on my thermostat means it’s time for so much more than air conditioning. Fresh garden veggies, burgers hot off the grill, wait…maybe I’m just hungry…

At any rate, when it is time to turn on ACs in Mid-Missouri we usually see an uptick in the same Totally Understandable Questions (or TUQs). Luckily, we have access to the experts! We asked around the office and got the best answers to your TUQs.

Fan: Auto, On, or Off? – Our technicians recommend leaving the fan in the “On” position to help balance out the temperature in your home and prevent hot and cold spots. If the fan is set to “Auto” it will only kick on when the unit begins cooling. Some fans can be noisier than others though, so homeowners with older units may prefer to only have it on when necessary. 

My system is brand new, why do I need maintenance? – A common misconception is that new HVAC units don’t need maintenance. However – you’re heating and cooling units need regular maintenance just like your car needs a regular oil change! Keeping your new comfort systems maintained my also a condition of your warranty and very important to keep them running as efficiently as possible.

Should I keep my humidifier on during the summer? – If you have a humidifier installed on your furnace, we recommend turning it off for the summer. During your AC maintenance check, the technician will clean and turn off the humidifier for the summer, and in the Fall we will turn it back on.

Can I just add freon to my A/C if it’s not cooling? – Like the tire on your car, your air conditioner’s refrigerant loop is a sealed system, meaning you should never be losing freon. If one of our service technicians suspect your AC unit may have a leak, they will recommend a leak search to figure out where that leak is coming from before adding refrigerant. 

So there you have it! Of course, four doesn’t cover all of the TUQs. Give us a call or send us a message and we are always happy to help you out.