You can fry an air conditioner by shutting ceiling registers long term

There are definitely a plethora of things that you have to slowly learn on your own through frustrating trial and error.

My parents never taught me how to flirt or ask someone out, so I clumsily stumbled along with failed attempts at relationships until I met my wife.

Thankfully, we just clicked immediately and she found my awkward disposition cute and endearing. I wish I could get so lucky with the house the two of us just bought. I knew nothing about insulation, or p-traps in plumbing systems, or what 120 volts meant in relation to a house and its electricity. These basic concepts were all things I had to learn on my own in constant trial and error. Sometimes it seemed like I failed twice as much as I succeeded, no matter what part of my life I applied that idea to. With that in mind, I was a total newbie with residential HVAC. I knew enough to swap out my air conditioner filter, but that was it. Plus, if you asked me what kind of filters I was buying aside from the size, I would be clueless. Therefore, it’s easy for me to make mistakes. First it was forgetting to replace my filters on time, the other issue was not calling to make service appointments as often as needed. This last time involved the ceiling registers in my house. There are several rooms in my house that mostly go unused and I didn’t want to pay for air conditioning spaces that are uninhabited, so I closed the ceiling air registers in the empty rooms. I didn’t realize that this would increase the air pressure as it moves in and out of my air conditioner, and over long periods of time it can lead to premature breakdowns. Thankfully our technician discovered the problem and explained it to me in detail before leaving one afternoon.


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