Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tips to Make Your Air Conditioner Last Longer

You are making a big investment when you purchase an HVAC unit, so naturally, you will want your unit to last as long as it can. There are many factors that go into how long your system will last. Some of those factors include regular maintenance, quality of the unit, and how often you use your unit. The best HVAC company at Lake of the Ozarks wants to help you to get the most out of your unit. Royal Heating & Air has put together a few tips that will help your HVAC system last longer.

Quality Unit

When it comes to purchasing an HVAC unit for your home, you tend to get what you pay for. While you don’t need the most expensive unit on the market, this is something you definitely want to invest in. When a unit is made with high-quality materials, it will naturally last longer. Many higher quality brands usually come with a manufacturer warranty as well. When investing in a product, having a warranty will help give you peace of mind.

Routine Maintenance

Preventive air conditioner maintenance is one of the most effective solutions to help you get the most out of your AC unit. Getting your unit professionally cleaned, inspected and serviced will help prevent minor issues from turning into major and costly problems. It’s a good idea to have your unit checked out at least twice a year, once in the spring as well as in the fall.

Keep Your Unit Cool and Protected

Avoid placing both indoor and outdoor units in direct sunlight or near any other appliances that produce heat. Use window coverings or heavy blinds indoors (especially on the side of the houses that gets the most sun) and place the outdoor unit under an awning or a shady tree for extra protection. Make sure there is enough of a distance so leaves and debris don't get stuck in the fan. The area around the unit also needs to be free of loose dirt, grass, and weeds.

Change the Air Filters

The air filters in your HVAC are probably one of the most important components when it comes to efficiency and performance. They filter particles during air intake and they help keep those materials from clogging up your HVAC system.  Air filters usually should be changed every 1-2 months depending on how often you use your unit. If you have pets, you may need to change them more often.

Clean Air Vents

Air vents tend to naturally get dusty and dirty. Regular cleaning of your air vents is important for both the functionality of your unit, as well as, the health of your family and pets. Having dirty air vents can also lead to low air quality in your home. Regularly cleaning your air vents helps eliminate airborne allergies.

Clean Air Ducts

Air travels through your home in your home’s air ducts. These passageways can get dusty and dirty which in turn cause your unit to work harder. Keeping these passageways clean can help with the longevity of your HVAC unit. Scheduling regular duct cleaning is a great benefit for your unit.

There are still a few more weeks of warmer weather left. Make sure your home is kept cool and is ready for the fall by scheduling routine maintenance with your Lake of the Ozarks HVAC repair company. From preventative maintenance to installations, Royal Heating & Air is here to help you. Call 573-480-4313 to schedule an appointment today!  

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