Part of saving money with your home’s central air conditioning is ensuring that you receive the longest life possible from it. Nothing wastes money faster than investing in an air conditioner, only to have it fail a few years later… a decade before it should.
Although we cannot control all the factors that can lead to the premature demise of an AC, we can still control most of them. The following tips will help you prolong your air conditioner’s service life so that it reaches it manufacturer’s estimated lifespan—and possibly beyond.
You will need the assistance of professionals, like those at Cool Air Mechanical, to help your air conditioning in Atlanta, GA operate for many years keeping you cool.
Tips to extend your AC’s life
- Regularly change the air filter: This is an essential step to ensure that your air conditioner 1) doesn’t overwork because of restricted airflow, and 2) doesn’t receive damage from debris getting inside. You should change the filter regularly during the summer.
- Use fans in your house: The less you need to run your air conditioner, the slower it will age and the longer it will last. If you can, install ceiling fans in the rooms, which increase air circulation and break up pockets of hot air. However, standing fans can work almost as well at keeping you comfortable during moderately warm temperatures so you won’t need to run the AC.
- Install an upgraded thermostat: A programmable thermostat will help you have better comfort from your air conditioner without requiring it to run as often. Even updating to a basic digital model from a manual model means greater precision cooling and less time spent running the AC unnecessarily.
- Schedule regular maintenance: If you air conditioner goes for a year without a maintenance visit from an HVAC technician, it will run on average 20% less efficiently. This puts enormous strain on the system and prematurely ages it. Maintenance will also catch repair issues early, so you can arrange to fix them before they become more serious and impair the AC.
When in doubt, turn to HVAC professionals
Although you can take many steps to cool down your home without putting extra pressure on your AC, you’ll need skilled assistance to keep an air conditioning system running at its best throughout its lifetime. Call Cool Air Mechanical and sign up for our Preventive Service Plan to give your air conditioning in Atlanta, GA the longevity you need to receive the most value from it.