How to Make Your AC Unit Last Longer Part 1
Heating and cooling systems are expensive. Unfortunately, many people don’t think about the functionality and health of their system until something goes wrong. The last thing you’ll want to deal with is your system breaking down when you need it the most. In this two-part series, we’ll share some preventative maintenance tips to ensure your AC unit stands the test of time. Read part two to learn about the signs of a potential AC malfunction.
Get an Annual Tune-Up
During this appointment, the technician will assess performance, check filters, clean the condenser coil, remove debris, and inspect electrical connections and the refrigerant system, among other things. Necessary adjustments will be made to your system and the technician will provide you with recommendations for keeping your system running its best.
We believe that getting regular preventative maintenance will extend the life of your AC system and decrease the need for expensive AC repair in Brandon, FL. When you hire our technicians, we will help you correct all the minor issues that could lead to major repairs. Taking good care of your system will help it last at least 15 to 20 years.
Change Air Filters
Dirt buildup is caused by a clogged or dirty filter. A dirty filter can obstruct the flow of air in your home and reduce the overall efficiency of the unit. It’s best to change your filter every one to three months. However, you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding when to change your filter.
Clean Outdoor Unit
Your outdoor condensing unit is vital to the cooling of your home. Since it is outside, you want to be sure that nothing is blocking it. It should also be free of debris, dust, grass, leaves, or any other foreign objects.
Install Ceiling Fans
Do not close off your vents, instead, install fans in each of your rooms to help with air circulation. Closing off vents will only create warm moisture in your duct system. This can lead to moisture in your walls and closed vents, which can lead to mold growth. Open air will allow your unit to operate more efficiently.