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Fall 2013

Tips for Making Your Air Conditioner Last

If you’re like most homeowners, then you probably want to keep your AC lasting as long as possible. Over the summer, your air conditioning system likely got a lot of use in order to keep you comfortable in the heat. So what can you do to make sure that your air conditioner lasts? Read on to learn more about some of the answers.

Get Regular Maintenance

Probably one of the best things that you can do for the life of your air conditioner is to get it regularly maintained and tuned up. As your AC operates, it will develop small problems and issues that impede its ability to cool your home. Over time, these small problems can cause your system to break down permanently or require more frequent repair. During regular maintenance visits, your technicians will thoroughly inspect and clean your entire air conditioning system, then alert you to any small issues that they find. Doing this could have several important potential benefits.

  • Reduced repair
  • Increased efficiency
  • Extended equipment life
  • Greater comfort

Have it Professionally Installed

If you’re getting a new air conditioning system installed in your home, make sure that you have a professional technician do the job. One of the most common causes of AC repair is bad installation. There are so many different components that need to be connected and calibrated properly; if any of them aren’t, it can cause damage as soon as your unit starts up. Only a professional has the experience and training to be able to get everything done properly.

Change the Air Filter

Your air conditioner contains an air filter that protects the internal components from dust and dirt. If it isn’t changed regularly, it can clog, which will restrict the flow of air through the system. Not only does this reduce the amount of cooling that you get in your home but it could also reduce the efficiency of your AC and cause more breakdowns.

Make sure that you call your local professional air conditioning contractor if you need any repairs for your AC or if you’re ready to schedule maintenance for it.