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Tips to Extend the life of your AC

Tips to Extend the life of your AC

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There’s no doubt about it. If you own a home, you know how air conditioning systems aren’t cheap. Because of the major cost involved in HVAC systems, homeowners are wise to look for ways to prolong the life of their home comfort equipment.

To make sure your AC unit is able to accommodate your home for its entire possible lifespan, keeping up with seasonal maintenance every year is a must. On average, an A/C unit’s lifespan is usually somewhere between 12 to 17 years, even with proper maintenance. 

Below, our NATE-certified technicians at Lebanon Heating & Cooling offer some tips to help you get the most out of your residential air conditioner:

Replace Your Air Filters

When it comes to any sort of home comfort equipment, proper airflow is incredibly important.

To make your air conditioning system last as long as possible, the air filters need to be changed at least once every three months, and in some cases even more often. Because of this, it’s a good idea to make sure you are checking your filters every month. In some circumstances, A/C air filters can become dirty faster than in others. These circumstances include things like having pets, smoking indoors, lighting candles, or even coming and going from the home. Having a clean air filter will ensure your equipment is running at maximum efficiency. 

Keep Up With Maintenance

As we noted above, regular maintenance is a must when it comes to any sort of HVAC systems.

Scheduling routine maintenance will benefit the life of your AC by having a technician care and maintain your equipment’s essential parts to help keep them in pristine condition. During a maintenance call, our knowledgeable technicians will tighten all electrical connections, thoroughly clean and inspect your system. By keeping up with your air conditioners needs and having maintenance performed regularly, your equipment should live a longer life while keeping your home feeling cool and comfortable.

Consider Your Thermostat 

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends homeowners keep their thermostat at 78 degrees during the summer. The closer you keep your temperature to the temperature outside, the better. In any case, keeping your thermostat to that perfect setting can seem daunting.

To make this easier, we suggest upgrading your thermostat. Today’s more modern thermostats make it effortless to maintain your home’s comfort with minimal interaction. Switching out that infamous old knob with a new smart thermostat can actually save you money in the long run. Smart thermostats and wifi thermostats enable you to connect your mobile device and control your thermostat remotely while also monitoring indoor air quality. This will also result in more efficient operation which is beneficial for all your HVAC equipment.

Use Your Fans

It’s no mystery: When the air is moving, it makes it feel cooler in your home, which can take a load off your A/C without adjusting your thermostat. As we noted, running fans in the home helps circulate cold air that your AC generates, thus making your home cooler faster. Moreover, with fans circulating cold air throughout your home, your AC unit will work less to keep your house feeling cool and comfortable.

Need help with an A/C problem? 

Call Lebanon Heating & Cooling today at (513) 540-1773, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!