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What Can You Do to Help Your AC Last Longer?

Weather is starting to warm up around these parts, and if you haven’t already you’ll likely be thinking of starting to use your air conditioning system. Have you given much consideration to the quality of your air conditioner though?

Naturally, since the last cooling season, your air conditioner has been largely neglected. Colder temperatures, dust, debris, and even the occasional snowfall may have taken its toll on the outside unit of your air conditioner, and even the inside might have portions in need of adjustments.

Take the Right Steps Now

You don’t want to have to deal with air conditioning issues once outdoor temperatures start to reach extremes this summer. Therefore, you should take steps now to prevent your cooling system from having any problems in the future. Perhaps you think you are doing all that you can to take care of your system, but can you do more?

  • Scheduled Maintenance: Preventive maintenance is integral in helping lengthen the lifespan of your air conditioning system as well as ensuring it performs optimally throughout that lifecycle. During maintenance, your HVAC technician will thoroughly inspect and clean your system, and make recommendations for repairs.
  • Change the Air Filter: The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is designed to protect its inside components from dust, debris, and other particles. This filter should be changed at least every three months and is a simple maintenance task you can do on your own.
  • Keep the Outside Unit Clear of Debris: Over time, debris such as leaves, lawn clippings, and dirt can accumulate on and around your outside unit. This can restrict airflow and keep your system from working as efficiently as it should. Be sure to clean around this unit whenever you get the chance.
  • Check Your Thermostat: In order to best reduce the amount of wear and tear that your air conditioner takes on in a season, be sure to use it efficiently. This doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing comfort. Instead of setting your thermostat to 72, perhaps adjust it up to 75. Your AC won’t have to work as long or as hard to cool your home, and this is a temperature that most occupants would find comfortable.

For air conditioning maintenance in Bryson City, NC, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC.