Your home’s air conditioner is a major investment, so you want to keep it running like new for as long as possible. Here are some tips we recommend to our Northampton, Pennsylvania, customers looking to increase their system’s life expectancy.
Purchase a High-Efficiency System
Investing in a high-efficiency system can guarantee your air conditioner’s longevity. High-efficiency systems offer higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) ratings and innovative features such as variable speed air handlers. They are more effective, conserve energy, and last longer than conventional models. You may pay more up front, but you save more money in the long run.
Schedule Your Annual Maintenance
No system can keep running efficiently without a regular checkup. Stick to your annual maintenance schedule to add years to your air conditioner’s life and boost your home’s indoor air quality. You should also change your air filter once a month and vacuum your home’s vents regularly to help keep the air flowing properly.
Fix Duct Issues
Dirty or leaky ducts aren’t doing your air conditioner or your pocketbook any favors. Leaks and debris buildup in the ductwork make your system work extra hard to keep up, and when it works overtime, it’s going to wear out faster. Fortunately, you can help prevent these issues by scheduling a duct cleaning or inspection to check for any leaks. You should also make sure your home is properly insulated and sealed so conditioned air can’t escape.
Use an Energy-Saving Thermostat
When you pair your air conditioner with an energy-saving programmable thermostat, you’ll help ease its load and prolong its life. By programming cost-effective temperature settings based on when you’re home and away, you can keep your air conditioner running at its most effective settings even when you’re not around to adjust the temperature.
Call Sullivan Oil & Propane at (610) 810-3992 to schedule your next air conditioning service. Our friendly technicians will gladly discuss even more ways to ensure your system lasts for years to come.
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