(We are in Phoenix, AZ)
A while back, my mechanic told me that I need to run the AC in my car about
once a week (even when it is not needed...ie, in the winter) because there
is oil (or somethin'-r-other) in with the ?Freon? that keeps the seals from
drying out and cracking, preventing the system from leaking.
In this regard, does home AC units work the same way?
A co-worker left for 3 weeks to get married and go on their honeymoon and
they shut their AC unit off. When they got back, it wasn't cooling. They
called a repairman out on a Sunday and had to pay steep emergency/overtime
rates. He recharged their system and then told them that the thing was
going bad and would need to be replaced. Could this have been prevented if
they had left their AC on, set to 80 or so...to prevent the minimal amount
of cycling on (they do not have a programmable thermostat)?
Thanks for any help anyone can provide,
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