Your home cooling system is a precious resource. Especially in the Phoenix Arizona area. If you live in a climate where you can cook bacon on the sidewalk in the summer, you need an A/C unit that is up to the task. Unfortunately, not all cooling systems are maintained well enough to accommodate scorching temperatures for long periods. However, did you know you can increase the life expectancy of your 5–10-year-old A/C unit if you conduct preventative maintenance?
Customers often ask us what they can do to care for their cooling system properly. You asked and we answered! Here are 5 ways to extend the life of your cooling system.
If It’s Not Too Hot, Shut It Off
Like with most tools, cooling units tend to wear down over time. Turning the unit off when you are leaving the house is always a good idea because it spares the unit from running unnecessarily. Likewise, another good idea is to turn up the thermostat in the nighttime just a tad. This will save you tons on your energy bill every month and increase the life expectancy of your unit. If you’re thinking about ways to improve your unit all around, giving it a break might be the solution.
Clean the Unit
Yes, your cooling unit needs to be cleaned relatively frequently. As a result, you can expect your unit to function longer and more efficiently. To properly clean your outdoor cooling unit, be sure to remove dust, dirt, and leaves. Also, watch for anything surrounding the unit that might block it from ventilating appropriately. Not only does this increase life expectancy, but it prevents mechanical breakdowns that could be extremely costly.
Allow Air Circulation
By clearing your vents and ducts of debris or foreign objects, you’ll be improving your A/C unit greatly. This includes bookshelves, couches, chairs, or other things that could block circulation. Cool air circulation is important because when your thermostat reaches the desired temperature it will stop your unit from running. As a result, your air won’t be running itself into the ground trying to cool your home. Furthermore, make sure your ventilation is unblocked if you want a long life for your cooling unit.
Change the Air Filter
Changing the air filter works along the lines of allowing air circulation. Also, when you replace the air filter, you’ll be riding the air in your home of must and dirt. This poor air quality can cause trouble for those who are elderly or have asthma. Changing the filter will keep your unit from being overworked and keep it from breaking down. You can’t expect a long life for your unit if you don’t clean or replace the filter when needed.
Call Christian Brothers Air Conditioning Plumbing Electrical
When you call Christian Brothers Air Conditioning Plumbing Electrical, you will receive an excellent tune-up for your air conditioning unit and cooling system. The expert level technician will provide you with top-notch customer service and ensure your unit is running efficiently.
As a Service Partner Plan member you’ll receive an annual tune-up of your unit at no cost to you. We want to see your cooling unit last as long as it can and give you the most bang for your buck.
Have any questions? See our Service Area for services near you. We have a truck in your area! Call Christian Brothers Air Conditioning Plumbing Electrical today at (623) 201-5066 or read our reviews to hear what customers like you have said about us.