As a homeowner, you want your HVAC system to last for as long as possible. After all, replacing it can be a significant expense. Luckily, there are steps you can take to extend the lifespan of your HVAC system with regular maintenance. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Change your air filters regularly
One of the easiest and most effective ways to extend the lifespan of your HVAC system is to change your air filters regularly. Dirty air filters can cause your system to work harder, which can lead to breakdowns and higher energy bills. We recommend changing your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter and how often you use your system.
Keep your outdoor unit clean
Your outdoor unit is exposed to the elements, which means it can collect dirt, leaves, and other debris over time. This can restrict airflow and cause your system to work harder than it needs to. To keep your outdoor unit clean, we recommend using a garden hose to gently rinse off any debris every few months.
Schedule regular maintenance appointments
Regular maintenance appointments are essential for extending the lifespan of your HVAC system. During these appointments, a professional technician will inspect your system, clean any dirty components, and make any necessary repairs. We recommend scheduling maintenance appointments twice a year, ideally in the spring and fall.
Invest in a programmable thermostat
A programmable thermostat can help you save energy and extend the lifespan of your HVAC system. By programming your thermostat to adjust the temperature when you're away from home or sleeping, you can reduce the workload on your system and save money on your energy bills.
By changing your air filters regularly, keeping your outdoor unit clean, scheduling regular maintenance appointments, or investing in a programmable thermostat, you can keep your system running smoothly for years to come.
At Prestige Air Heating & Cooling, LLC, we offer comprehensive maintenance services to help you extend the lifespan of your HVAC system.
Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.