Air conditioning is one of those wonderful luxuries that we all tend to take for granted. Here in Texas, it might even be considered to be a necessity if you want to enjoy any consistent level of comfort thanks to our notoriously brutal and long summers. So it makes sense to make sure that your homes and businesses have the best air conditioning system you can get. When you invest in an air conditioner, you expect it to last for a long time. Therefore, you should be willing to take steps to keep your system running as long as possible. Here are five easy tips that will extend the life of your cooling system:
Check the Airflow
To work efficiently, your air conditioner needs proper airflow. Otherwise, you’ll have areas of your home that aren’t as comfortable as they should be. Take a close look and be sure to clear anything that is blocking your air vents, such as furniture, toys or drapes. Then, make sure the dampers are open and check for dust.
Check for Leaks
Another thing that we don’t often think about but reliably shortens the life of your air conditioning system are leaks. It’s important to have your system checked once a year for leaks as part of your routine maintenance check. Speedy’s friendly and experienced professionals can take care of this for you.
Clean or Replace the Air Filter
Cleaning or replacing your air filter regularly, about every three months, extends the life of your system. You won’t have dirt, dust, pollen or other contaminants building up in your system, leading to greater wear and tear. Regularly replacing air filters also improves your indoor air quality, which has never been more important.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Having your air conditioner running all day when you’re at work shortens the life of your unit and raises your utility bills. You can set a programmable thermostat to turn on your system shortly before you get off work, so you come home to a comfortable house.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
Routine maintenance is one of the best ways you can extend the life of your air conditioner. Not only does preventive maintenance reduce the need for expensive repairs, but it also increases your unit’s energy efficiency, which reduces your utility bills.
Give us a call at Speedy and get your regular routine maintenance scheduled today!