Your home cooling system is an investment and as with all major and expensive household appliances, you hope to get the most out of your investment. On average, air conditioners last 12-15 years depending on your location and the seasonal temperatures. Thankfully, in Bowling Green, Toledo, Findlay, and surrounding areas in Northwest Ohio, it is uncommon for summer temperatures to be completely unbearable—you might even have a few days where you can open your windows and turn your AC off!
Getting the Most Out of Your AC
No home air conditioning system is completely failsafe. The life expectancy of your AC unit depends on how often it’s maintained, and how many demands are placed upon it. As with any appliance, care and maintenance are the keys to extending the life of your air conditioner.
Many factors can affect the longevity of your home cooling system. Placement of your AC unit can create a less-than-hospitable environment for your condenser. Grass, weeds, and brush can inhibit airflow, causing your unit to work than much harder that it has to which can shorten its life. So make sure you keep the area around your unit free and clear of overgrown debris and dirt.
Clean Your Air Ducts
If your compressor and components need to work overtime to achieve the desired temperature in your home, your air conditioner will wear out much faster. Make sure your ducts are free and clear of debris and replace your filters every 8-12 weeks—especially if you have pets or you use your system more frequently. Blocked air ducts and clogged filters are among the biggest causes of inefficient AC usage and strain your system.
Make sure your vents aren’t obstructed by furniture or other household items. By allowing your AC to circulate, you’ll make it easier to maintain a comfortable temperature. Likewise, help keep the air flowing and cooling with the use of ceiling fans. Not only will comfort be maintained, but your energy costs won’t skyrocket.
Regular Air Conditioner Maintenance
Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating is Northwest Ohio’s premier HVAC company. Our expert technicians can help extend the life of your AC. The most efficient way to prolong the life of your home’s cooling system is by scheduling regular inspections and maintenance with Kellermeier. Our annual AC inspection will keep your cooling system in peak condition and pinpoint small repairs before they turn into larger, more expensive ones. Contact Kellermeier today to schedule your next appointment—419-823-9143!