How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your AC Unit
Posted on April 27th, 2017 by BlueMountain
The average lifespan for most HVAC systems is only 10 to 15 years. With spring here and the summer quickly approaching, it’s beneficial to learn how to increase their efficiency and prevent any repairs. Here are four tips to keep the air flowing in your home for years to come.
Get a load calculation. Having an incorrectly sized system will cause extra wear and tear. A system that’s too small will run constantly to reach optimal temperature levels. A system that’s too large will always reach the temperature too quickly, constantly turning its system off and on.
Perform regular maintenance. Your HVAC unit runs 365 days of the year, so it’s important that you keep up with regular maintenance. During inspection, your system will be thoroughly checked for any potential problems that can lead into major repairs – saving energy and money in the long run!
Change your filters. When your filters are dirty and clogged, it’s nearly impossible for clean air to make it’s way through. Your system will end up using more energy to try and reach your set temperature levels. If you replace your filters, you can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by up to 10 percent.
Don’t overwork your system. One of the easiest ways you can extend the lifespan of your HVAC system is by lending a helping hand. Close your blinds during the summer, use your ceiling fans, and make sure your home is properly sealed and insulated.
At Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, your comfort is our number one priority. We offer indoor air quality services that include air purification and filtration, air-to-air exchanger, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and more. We proudly serve Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Staunton, Virginia. Call 877-280-5777 to learn more or to schedule a service.
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