Nothing last like it used to! It’s a frustrating reality that many of the items we own are no longer ‘repaired’ and instead they are more frequently ‘replaced’. That may not seem like a big deal for things that have become more affordable. But most Anthem residents are busy raising families, so replacing big-ticket items, like a home air conditioning system, can put a real squeeze on your budget.
Luckily there are easy things Anthem homeowners can do to extend the life of their central air system. Here are the top three:
Give it a Rest
It may be a bit cooler in Anthem than Phoenix, but it’s still Arizona and air conditioning systems are a necessity most days. But, if you want your AC unit to be ready to cool when the temperatures rise, be sure to give it some time off when you can. That simply means running it less often on those cooler days or programming your thermostat a few degrees warmer when you’re not at home. Not only will this extend the life of your AC system, but it’ll cut your energy bill as well.
Give it Some Room
Most homes have part of the system (the compressor) located outside. While that frees up indoor room and makes accessing easier, it also means dirt and debris can build up. Be sure to clear away and encroaching grass or bushes and brush off leaves and dirt that accumulate. A quick look once or twice a year (or after a big storm) is all it takes to be sure your system has some ‘breathing room’ to run smoothly.
Give it Some TLC
Yes, your HVAC system is STILL one of those items that can be serviced and repaired! And, regular maintenance by a service professional is an important part of extending the life of your AC. While you may be able to do some basic maintenance, it’s a good idea to have it professionally serviced at least once a year. They can clean those hard to get to areas, check for leaks and keep you updated on any minor issues before they become major problems.
It’s easy to help keep your AC system running as long as possible and get the most out of your investment for years to come. Not sure where to start? Need a little advice on who to call in the Anthem area for a new ac unit? Our AC Specialists are ready to answer all your questions 24/7. Just give us a call at 520-444-8139.