Most AC units are designed to last between 10 and 15 years. But after installation we tend to take it for granted, and pay very little attention to proper maintenance. As a result, many homeowners end up having to replace it well before that. While there are some factors that are beyond your control, properly utilising your AC system can substantially increase its lifespan. (And of course the return on your hard earned money and investment!)
Not only that, paying a little attention can also save you from frequent repairs. In either case, it means more savings for you. On top of that, you will also save in energy bills, minimize the discomfort, breakdowns, and enjoy indoor air of the highest quality.
Don’t overuse your AC:
“Extending the life of my AC unit is one thing, but how on earth do I keep my home cool and comfortable without blasting it 24/7 this summer?”
And that is a very valid question. Luckily, there are ways to stay cool while not overusing your unit.
Like any other machine with mechanical parts, your AC will last longer and work efficiently if it’s not overused.
Filter Change and Duct Cleaning:
Regularly changing your AC filters is one of the easiest, yet one of the most important things a homeowner can do. Dirty filters will make it difficult for your AC to supply air to your home. As a result, your AC goes on overdrive.
Duct cleaning, like changing filters, will greatly enhance the efficiency of your AC system. This means an easier job for your unit. And everyone knows that an easy, relaxed job extends one’s lifespan.
Doing so not only will help your AC last longer, but will also better the quality of the air you breathe.
Regular service and maintenance:
Unless you are an HVAC technician by profession, you should not try to service or maintain the AC unit in your home DIY style. AC maintenance is a complicated trade that requires training, experience, and also specialized tools. Having regular service and maintenance will keep small problems from growing into serious and damaging ones.
For air conditioner repair and service in Minnetonka, MN, please remember Residential Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. Our team of dedicated HVAC professionals has been serving the wonderful people of Twin Cities metro area for the last 25 years. We believe that our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and other industry awards, is because of skilled and experienced staff and our commitment to customer satisfaction.
Call us today at 612-724-1899 for air conditioner repair and service in Minnetonka, MN. You don’t have to fight the summer alone, we are by your side!