Extending the Life of your AC: The Top AC Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

In 2016, there were an estimated 1.6 billion air conditioning units in the world.

And in the same year, 90% of US households had AC.

If you live in an area with a hot climate such as Florida, then you'll know how important AC can be to the comfort of your home. Which means that you'll want to keep your system running well for as long as possible.

Read on then as we take a look at some AC maintenance tips to keep your system running better for longer.

1. Keep It Clean

One of the most important things you can do to prolong the life of your AC system is regular cleaning. 

The air filter is one of the most vital parts of your AC. It keeps dust from clogging up your AC and being distributed around your home. But when that filter gets too dirty, it means that your AC has to work harder than it should.

That means your AC system will use more energy cooling your home. A clogged filter can also lead to more dust and allergens being spread, so make sure you clean it at least once a month.

2. Check Your Vents

The same thing applies to the vents in your home.

Over time, dust and debris will get caught in these vents, reducing the amount of air that can flow through them. It will mean your AC has to work much harder to pump the air around your home, which will have a negative impact on its lifespan.

Keep vents clear and your AC will thank you for it.

3. Upgrade Your Thermostat

If you still have an old fashioned mechanical thermostat, it's time to upgrade.

Modern thermostats are far more efficient, allowing you to program your AC so that it's only working when you actually need it. And modern smart systems can even automatically detect when you're away from home and switch off the AC until you return.

Not only will it keep your AC running longer, but it will also save you energy.

4. Don't Forget Your Outside Unit

Your outdoor air conditioning condenser is all too easy to forget.

It can quickly become covered in leaves, grass cuttings, and other debris that will have a serious impact on your AC system. Every few weeks, power off the unit and give it a good hose down. This should keep it clear from debris and working at full capacity. 

Looking for Help with Your AC Maintenance?

If you're looking for some support with your AC maintenance then we're here to help.

We offer high-quality air conditioning repair and installation services, as well as both residential and commercial maintenance. Our skilled technicians can help to ensure that your system remains in optimal condition. And if the worst happens, we can help you get back up and running as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions or are interested in our services, then please don't hesitate to get in touch