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Four Ways to Improve A/C Longevity

Because an air conditioner is such an expensive and important investment in your home, it makes sense to try to make the most out of it and avoid having to pay for a new one for as long as possible. While every air conditioner will eventually wear out, keeping your system alive doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are four simple things you can do that will increase your air conditioner’s lifespan and keep it functioning for many additional years.

Use an Energy-Saving Thermostat

Believe it or not, the simple little box on the wall that controls your air conditioner could be what’s costing you dearly in terms of system lifespan and energy usage. Programmable thermostats can be set to automatically adjust to maintain a higher temperature when you aren’t home (which saves you money), and smart thermostats can actually change their own programming to reach energy-usage goals while still keeping you comfortable. Both of these options can significantly improve your air conditioner’s lifespan.

Change Your Air Filter

The importance of your air filter cannot be understated. You would not believe how many major air conditioning problems could be prevented by a simple, regular air filter change. You should be checking your air filter every month and changing it at least twice a year, if not more depending on the number of filter-clogging factors in your home like pets and dust levels.

Switch Your Fan to “Auto”

Your air conditioner’s blower fan has two settings: “auto” and “on.” When on “auto,” the system turns your blower fan on when it powers up your coils to send cool air into your home. When in the “on” position, the fan continues to cycle, even when your coils and compressor are off. This does create a nice air flow, but the added hours of use on your blower fan motor will eventually lead to it breaking and needing replaced, which can be costly.

Have Your System Maintained

Your air conditioner needs attention ever so often to ensure everything is in good working order and that any potentially growing problems are caught and fixed before they become a major issue. You should schedule a maintenance service each spring so that your system is clean, fresh, and ready to go for the summer months when you’ll need it most.

Call a Palm Beach County air conditioning team you can trust when you need an air conditioning maintenance service. Contact Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC to schedule your appointment or get a service estimate today!
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