Updated: Aug 14, 2018
Your home’s air conditioning system is one of the most expensive pieces of equipment you will own. Unfortunately, however, this equipment is often overlooked, especially if everything with it is working as expected. What happens, not only if, but when something goes wrong with your air conditioner? Oftentimes, a costly problem could have been prevented just through some simple maintenance.
To help you keep your Charleston air conditioning system continuously providing you with cool air and In order to help you avoid expensive AC repairs, ClimateMakers Heating and Air, has some cooling tips that will help you extend the life of your air conditioner.
How Often Should You Change Your Air Filter?
Without a doubt, changing your system’s air filter on a regular basis is the simplest and most important thing you can do to help extend its life. It’s easy and affordable.
As your home's air filter becomes clogged, your HVAC system has to work harder to accomplish the same heating and cooling results as normal.
This causes the system’s components to gradually wear out. You’ll reduce the strain on your system by replacing an old AC filter with a new one and this will help keep it running longer. Another very important benefit is you’ll also enjoy lower energy bills as your system runs more efficiently with a new air filter.
Keep Your System Cool
Another key factor in lengthening the lifespan of your air conditioner is keeping the space around the outside unit free from any debris as it needs to be kept as ventilated and cool as possible. While planting shrubs or trees near the unit can help keep the unit cool by providing shade from the sun, be sure you don’t have them too close.
Keep That Condenser Clean
Make sure your air conditioner’s condenser is clean and free from outside debris, including grass clippings, weeds, and leaves.
The condenser is the hardest working part of your ac unit, and the most expensive to replace.
Replace Your Thermostat with a Programmable Model
One of the most cost-efficient things you can do as a homeowner is to install a programmable thermostat for your air conditioning system. The reality is, your AC will last longer the less it runs. By installing a programmable thermostat you take control of your cooling usage so it only turns on at certain times when you need it.
Have Your Air Conditioning Serviced on a Regular Basis by a Professional
Regular maintenance on your air conditioning system by a professional HVAC technician can significantly extend its life. The technician will clean it and make any adjustments needed to make sure your system is running consistently and efficiently. Plus, the technician will be able to see and repair any small concerns before they ultimately turn into bigger issues.
Need Heating and Air Service in Charleston SC? Call ClimateMakers Today
ClimateMakers Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, in the Charleston SC area, is a fully-licensed and locally-owned company servicing all major brands. Our highly-trained technicians are here to help you get the most out of your home's air conditioning and extend its life for as long as possible. ClimateMakers is also a top provider of air conditioning sales, service, installation, troubleshooting, replacement, and upgrades to both commercial and residential buildings in and around the Charleston SC area.
Keep your home’s air conditioning system running as long as possible through consistent maintenance and service. If you want to schedule service or obtain a free estimate, call us today at (843) 552-9024.