Tips to Extend the Life Expectancy of your Air Conditioner

July 15, 2020 4:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Air conditioners are an expensive but necessary piece of your home’s equipment, so you want yours to last as long as possible. While you can’t make it last forever, there are several ways to extend its life. Here are a few ways to help your AC last a long time.

Change the Air Filter Regularly

You should check the air filter every month and replace it every two to three months. A dirty air filter strains your air conditioner, which shortens its life.

Allow Air to Circulate

Your air conditioner needs proper airflow through your home to operate efficiently. All of your home’s vents should be open and unobstructed. Rugs and furniture should be kept away from vents.

Get Regular AC Tune-Ups

You should have your AC tuned-up every year. The technician will inspect and clean its components, such as the evaporator and condenser coils. They’ll also perform maintenance tasks like straightening bent fins, which, when bent block airflow.

Loren’s Heating & Air of Salem, TX, performs annual AC tune-ups. Our NATE-certified technicians can perform tune-ups on all makes and models of air conditioners.

Keep Your AC Unit Clean

Since your AC unit is outside, it can get pretty dirty. You should clean dust, dirt, leaves, and other debris off it every spring before you start using it for the year. This will help prevent mechanical breakdowns, which shorten the life of your AC system.

Let Your Air Conditioner Rest

You should turn up the thermostat at least 5 degrees when you leave for the day and at night. This will give your AC unit a break, helping extend its life. An AC unit that runs day and night will have a shorter lifespan.

At Loren’s Heating & Air, we repair and install AC units and heating systems. Our crew even does tune-ups for air conditioners and furnaces in the greater Salem area. We’re also indoor air quality specialists. Please call today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

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