Your air conditioner is a critical appliance in your home. It pumps out cool air when you need it most, especially during the scorching summer months. But all this time spent cooling your house has an effect on how well it works and can shorten its lifespan if not taken care of properly. Here are some tips to help extend the life of your AC unit:
*Clean or change filters regularly! The filter collects dirt and other particles that could slow down airflow and make your system work harder which will increase wear-and-tear on the compressor. Work this regular maintenance cleaning into your routine.
*Check your outside unit, too. While you’re at it, add this quick check into your cleaning routine as well. Take a look at your unit outside and make sure it is clear of any debris. Again, clogged or blocked units have to work much harder, which decreases their life span.
*Install weather stripping around doors and windows. The more air-tight your home is, the less work your unit will need to do to cool the area. An added benefit to weather-proofing your home is the energy savings you will notice on your future electric bills. Considering this installation can prove beneficial in the long run.
*Stay on top of regular maintenance. Regularly scheduled maintenance will not only alert you of any looming issues with your unit, it will also serve to prolong the life of your AC unit. If it’s time for your yearly maintenance, schedule it now. You can conveniently schedule your appointment with Woodall’s Total Comfort Systems online or by phone.
You may think that all you need to do is turn your AC unit on and just let it run, but these simple steps are essential to extending the life of your air conditioner and protecting your investment for years to come.