Tips to Extend the life of your AC

Jul 26, 2021 | Air Conditioning, Cooling, HVAC | 0 comments

Ensuring proper maintenance and care for your home AC system is crucial in order to prolong its life span. On average, an AC’s system lasts between 12 and 17 years. Below is some helpful advice from our NATE-certified technicians at Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning to help your AC live a long life.

Routine Maintenance

Scheduling routine maintenance will benefit the life of your AC. Having a technician regularly maintain your Air Conditioners’ essential parts will help keep them in pristine condition. During maintenance calls, our knowledgeable technicians will tighten all electrical connections, thoroughly clean, and inspect your system. Keeping up and taking proactive steps allows your AC unit to live a long and healthy life while keeping your home feeling cool and comfortable.

Set Your Thermostat Properly

One of the most simple things you can do to keep your AC unit in pristine condition is to modernize your thermostat. A modern thermostat makes it effortless to maintain your home’s comfort with minimal interaction. More recently, companies like Goole Nest provide the tools for you to set the temperature in your home when you’re away from your mobile device. Being able to control the temperature in your home from virtually anywhere lowers your energy consumption and saves you money.  

Clean Air Filters

Another way to guarantee a longer-lasting AC unit is to change your air filters at least once every three months. However, make time to inspect your filters every month because, under certain circumstances, air filters can cause them to become dirty faster, for example: having pets, smoking indoors, lighting candles, and even coming and going from the home. Having a clean air filter will ensure you are constantly breathing in filtered air, ultimately ensuring your equipment runs at maximum efficiency. 

Utilize Fans

Lastly, using other fans such as; a pedestal or ceiling fan could make your home feel colder without needing to adjust your thermostat. When running fans in your home, it helps circulate cold air that your AC generates, thus making your home cooler faster. On top of that, utilizing fans and continuing to circulate the cold air throughout your home, your AC unit will work less to keep your house feeling cool and comfortable.

By following these simple tips will help increase the lifespan of your AC equipment. If you are looking to schedule a maintenance call? Call Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning today at (740) 625-2320, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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