Air conditioning and heating systems are complex devices and it is a significant investment for you. The service life of such systems is 12-15 years, and with proper care can reach up to 20 years. Here are three recommendations to extend the life of your air conditioning and heating system.
Right Size Equipment
The first aspect which you should pay attention before buying the air conditioner – it is the right choice of its capacity. The right specialist will calculate the necessary capacity and will offer you the equipment that is the capacity that is needed. If you are offered a equipment with lesser capacity, you need to realize that most of the time it will work non-stop, which will necessarily affect the service life. If you are offered more powerful equipment, arguing that the capacity will reserve and rapidly cooling which is also the wrong way. In this case, the equipment will often turn on and turn off quickly, which is worse than the continuous operation. The correct solution is to choose a system according to the calculated capacity.
Change air filters regularly
Change your air filters regularly. The authoritative Agency ENERGY STAR recommends doing it every 3 months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool which leads to wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system — leading to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure.
Maintaine and check your HVAC equipment twice per year. Proper tune-up by a qualified technician is one of the most important steps you can take to extend the life of equipment and prevent future problems. Your HVAC system (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) should work with maximum energy efficiency without accidents and costly repairs. If you care about your comfort and do not like unpleasant surprises then we have specially designed three programs for preventative maintenance.