Air conditioners and furnaces lasting as long as possible is usually something every homeowner wants. HVAC systems can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, usually, depending on the quality of the heating and cooling units and how well they are cared for. Your goal is always to make certain the air conditioner or furnace is going to make it through the next season. To help you get the most time out of your HVAC system, we at Hal Mechanical offer some helpful tips below.
How Do I Extend the Life of My HVAC System?
1) Diligent Air Filter Maintenance. If you neglect the air filter and you don’t have them replaced or cleaned the life out of your air conditioner and furnace can be drained. If you neglect the air filter, you don’t have them replaced or cleaned when dirt begins to cover the filter. The HVAC fan will need to work hard to overcome the additional resistance because of the blanket of dirt and dust covering the filter. Your unit will need to run longer in order to raise the temperature since less air is moving through the system as well.
2) Seal and Prevent Air Leaks. The warm air your furnace works so hard to produce as well as the cool air your AC produces is lost through any kind of leak. In addition to losing the warm or cool air you paid for, it also takes away from the HVAC systems lifespan as your heating and cooling system has to work harder and longer to keep up with the demand. Along with intrusions that let air infiltrate from the home, small gaps and spaces, especially the gaps and spaces around the front door, windows, bathroom and kitchen vents, and walls allow air to escape. The comfort of your home comes from ensuring your home is properly sealed and insulated and one of the best things you can do to not only improve the life of your air conditioner and furnace. To help seal the gaps use weather stripping and caulking accordingly.
3) Thermostat Updates. Air conditioners and furnaces that are over worked naturally breaking down permanently sooner rather than later. You are reducing your HVAC system’s longevity. You need to implement balance with your HVAC usage in order to avoid losing your units too early. With a programmable thermostat you don’t have to worry about human error. The usage of your heating and cooling system is better controlled when you install a programmable thermostat. You can set a predefined schedule that adjusts the temperature of your home based on time of day and season. Smart thermostats offer even less limitations to help you extend the life of your HVAC system.
4) Schedule Routine Professional HVAC Services. We recommend having your air conditioner and furnace maintained at regular intervals to avoid the nightmare of getting your unit prematurely repaired. To be sure you are eliminating future issues that could occur on the coldest of Houston winter, an expert HVAC technician will run through an extensive checklist of items when you are due for your air conditioner and furnace annual tune-up.
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When it comes to your Las Vegas Valley’s Home’s central heating and cooling, you can rely on Hal Mechanical for your repairs, installation, replacements, and maintenance needs.