Can you really make your air conditioning unit last longer? Absolutely! With some simple tips and regular maintenance you greatly increase the life of your HVAC system. The first tip is to have maintenance performed on your air conditioning or heat pump system annually. A qualified HVAC contractor will keep your system running smoothly and ensure it operates at manufacturers specifications. What are some things you can do to make your system run longer?
Tip #1: Keep you condenser coil clean from debris. This simple tip saves big dollars compared to a unit that is not cleaned and maintained.
Tip #2: Shade the condensing unit if possible. You have to be careful how you shade the unit however. Trees or shrubs/bushes cannot be within 18”-24” of the unit and nothing can cover the unit above by 60”. If you can shade the air conditioning unit with a tree or bushes in this manner you cut down on the energy used by the system when it is running and extends the life of the unit.
By maintaining your air conditioner on an annual basis, you the homeowner, can save yourself hundreds of dollars in repairs annually. Are you ready to extend the life of your system, save on utilities, have a safer home, and a more efficient system? Call the experts at Comfort Mechanical for your free system inspection and maintenance suggestions.