Air conditioners can be expensive to replace. Keeping yours in the best condition possible will extend its life. Here are factors to consider to make your air conditioning unit last longer.
Provide Breaks for your AC
Continuous use causes air conditioners to deteriorate more quickly. When leaving the house for any period, it is crucial to switch off the air conditioner. To keep the unit on but have the air not cool, you may adjust the thermostat up or down by at least 5 degrees.
During the evening, you may also raise the temperature. Since your AC unit will only be operating a shortstop day in and day out, both of these methods will assist in extending its lifespan.
Maintaining Regular AC Unit Cleaning
Your air conditioner will still need regular maintenance, even with the proper protection. Just by surviving outside, the outdoor air conditioning equipment will get unclean. Your AC unit will function best if the dust, grime, leaves, and other debris are removed. A mechanical failure is far less likely when your outside unit is clean.
Maintain Your AC Frequently
When it comes to maximizing the appliance’s lifespan, frequent AC tune-ups are crucial. Your system will remain in top shape with regular tune-ups, which may help stop issues in their tracks. The optimal time for a tune-up is usually in the spring, just before summer arrives and your unit sees greater usage.
When you call Mill Creek Mechanical for an air conditioning tune-up, we will check all the parts, clean them, and address any potential problems you may be experiencing. To help you avoid future expensive problems, do preventative maintenance.
Ensure Proper Airflow
There must be enough ventilation for your air conditioner to function well and pump cold air into your house. Your home’s air vents should be cleared of any blockages. If all the vents are open and unblocked, it enables the air to flow through readily, your system will not need to work as hard to circulate cold air throughout the house.
Dust off the Ducts
The fact that cold air is not getting into your house in certain cases may be due to air ducts. The air entering your home may be reduced if the air ducts are unclean. It becomes harder for the cold air to go through the air ducts as dirt and debris build up within them over time.
Your house’s indoor air quality will improve when you regularly clean your air ducts since debris or dust will slow or stop the airflow. Dust in your air will be reduced as a result of this. Air duct cleaning should be performed at least once a year.
The filters in your air conditioner may be kept from clogged by regularly changing them. You may prolong the life of your air conditioner, increase its general efficiency, and reduce your energy expenditures by changing the filters.
You should change the filter every 30 to 60 days, according to the advice of our technicians at Mill Creek Mechanical. Your air conditioner’s use frequency will also have an impact on this.
Inspect for Leaks
It would help if you inspect your air conditioner for leakage at least once a year. If the hose leaks, the device can have issues that might lead to failure.
This may be avoided by keeping your system well-maintained. You may contact Mill Creek Mechanical to check your unit for leaks, and we will do a full system inspection to ensure everything is operating as it should.