Replacing the air conditioner in your home can be expensive. When replacing a forced-air or even a ductless system, the cost can rise into the thousands of dollars. The good news is there are lots of ways you can make your AC system last longer, like changing the air filter regularly and investing in preventive maintenance. Read on to learn more about how to make the AC system in your Mokena, Illinois, home last longer.
Change the Air Filter Regularly
The air filter directly impacts airflow to the cooling system. A dirty filter hinders airflow and compromises your home’s indoor air quality. Restricted airflow causes your cooling system to work harder than it normally would to cool your home. The harder it has to work, the more wear and tear it endures. As a result, it’ll endure more frequent breakdowns and a shorter lifespan. Change the air filter regularly to prevent this.
Invest in Regular AC Maintenance
Regular cooling system maintenance is vital to making sure all of its parts and components are working as they should. Having all parts working according to optimal cooling efficiency increases the lifespan of your unit. It also helps keep your cooling expenses to a minimum because the system will consume less energy to cool your home. You should aim to schedule AC maintenance as early in the cooling season as possible.
Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
Temperature wars between you and your spouse or children can truly overwork your AC system. A great way to avoid this problem is by upgrading to a smart thermostat. This type of thermostat learns your family’s cooling preferences and makes adjustments as necessary. As a result, it not only keeps you comfortable but also ensures the air conditioner is operating with optimal efficiency. Pairing a smart thermostat with zoned cooling is another smart way to combat the downsides of temperature wars.
Contact Climate Master Mechanical Contractors, Inc. at 888-376-2450 to speak with a service technician about the different ways to make your AC system last longer. You can also schedule your next AC maintenance session.
Image provided by iStock