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Aug 09, 2018
posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.
Three Powerful Tips to Increase Your Air Conditioner’s Life
General HVAC service questions include inquiries about having a long lasting air conditioner.
Many general HVAC service questions revolve around the air conditioner. One of the most popular questions has to do with making sure the air conditioner lasts as long as possible. This is understandable given the cost of a new air conditioner, especially one that can cool an entire home or office. Luckily, there are a few easy steps anyone can do to get the most out of their air conditioner.
1. Get the Right Size
It sounds like common sense, but getting an air conditioner that is powerful enough for the building, but not too powerful, is very important. If the air conditioner is too weak, it will run all the time, reducing its life expectancy. It’s okay for an air conditioner to be on for long periods of time, but not all the time.
If an air conditioner is too powerful, it won't be on long enough. Due to its power, it will cool the home or office so quickly that it will turn off almost as soon as it comes on. This will lead to frequent on and off cycles, which is terrible for the air conditioner and HVAC system in general.
2. Keep Air Registers Clear
Many people will accidentally block the air exit vents of their HVAC system. Whether it’s a rug, furniture or accidentally pushing a lever, air register vents close all the time without anyone knowing. And for those who think closing an air register will save money: that is not true. Air leaks in the ductwork can develop due to the pressure build-up and put added strain on the air handler portion of the air conditioner.
3. Change the Air Filter
A clogged and dirty air filter will not just do a poor job cleaning the indoor air, but it can serve as a plug in the ductwork. This will slow the flow of air, reducing the effectiveness of the air conditioner. It also puts added strain on the air conditioner. This leads to higher energy bills and increased wear and tear on the equipment.
For more general HVAC service questions, don’t hesitate to contact our team at McCall’s Supply, Inc. to get an answer quickly.