If you live in a part of the country that has hot summers, your air conditioner probably runs often in order to keep your home at an optimal temperature. Replacing an air conditioner with a new unit can cost a lot of money, so most people want to keep their a/c working properly for as long as possible. Use the following tips to make your air conditioner last longer:
Schedule Regular Tune Ups
Many people make the mistake of thinking that if the air conditioner turns on, it is working just fine. But those who want to extend the life of their unit and ensure that it is running efficiently know the importance or regular tune ups and maintenance by a professional HVAC contractor. Having your air conditioner tuned up in the spring will leave you plenty of time to make repairs, if any are needed, and you can rest assured that you'll have plenty of cold air in the summer.
Don't Ignore Problems
Air conditioner units typically don't fail without any signs of problems. Common problems include not cooling the air properly, running constantly, liquid leaking around the outdoor condenser unit, odd odors, and strange sounds, such as squealing or grinding. If problems are present, don't continue to use your air conditioner, hoping for the best. Promptly calling an HVAC contractor and having repairs made may add several years to your a/c unit, while also preventing your air conditioner from failing completely.
Make Sure the Condenser is in a Favorable Area
Keeping your outdoor air conditioner condenser in good repair can make a huge difference in how many years your air conditioner lasts. First, make sure the area is clear of tall grass, shrubs, and other debris that can get inside the unit and cause damage. It is also a good idea to plant trees in the area to help shade the condenser—this will keep the condenser from getting too hot in the summer and not running as efficiently.
Pay Attention to Your Air Filters
One of the simplest ways to help your air conditioner last longer is by paying attention to your air filters. A dirty, clogged air filter makes the air conditioner work harder and run longer, which can lead to more wear and tear. If you take out your air filter and can't see through it because of the dust and debris, it needs to be replaced.Share
3 March 2016
Hello, my name is Cece. Welcome to my site about HVAC repair and equipment replacement. The heating and air conditioning systems at my place of business were always failing at the most inopportune times. After bringing in a professional to take a look at the problem, we learned that the components were exhibiting signs of extreme wear. We decided to perform an equipment upgrade to restore the functionality of our HVAC system. The HVAC repairs fully solved the problem in very little time. I will use this site to talk about similar repairs you might need to complete on your own HVAC systems. Thanks for coming by.