On average, air conditioners can last up to 15 years. However, because of various reasons a considerable number of air conditioners don’t make it past a decade. In this article, we will discuss some easy tips to increase the lifespan of your air conditioner.
Install a High-Efficiency System
High-efficiency air conditioners often have the latest features such as two stage compressors and variable speed air handlers. Besides saving energy, these features put less stress on the air conditioner. As a result, the air conditioner suffers from less wear and tear and results in a longer operating life.
Work with a Qualified AC Installer
It’s common for homeowners to report problems after they ask an in-experienced air conditioner installer to set their AC up. The proper installation of your unit is critical to maximizing its lifespan. Therefore, we would suggest you to trust only a qualified contractor to install your air conditioner and ensure that your unit has an extended lifetime.
Use Energy-Saving Thermostat Settings
Another way to increase the lifespan of your air conditioner is to install energy-saving thermostat settings on your unit. It can help you make sure that your unit only works when you want it to. Since the air conditioner will have to run less uselessly, you can use it longer when you need it.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
Most people consider annual maintenances to be an additional expenditure. As a result, they tend to avoid annual check-ups just to save some money. However, doing so not only increases your costs in the long run but also decreases the lifespan of your unit. By calling a qualified contractor for an annual tune-up, you can ensure that your unit keeps performing at maximum efficiency.
If you ever feel the need to perform repairs or maintenance on your air conditioner, feel free to contact us at 403-474-5443.