3 Ways to Extend the Life Of Your Air Conditioner

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There’s basically no way to escape the need for an air conditioner when you live in Florida. But proper care and maintenance are essential is you want your air conditioner to work season after season without all the costly repairs. The question is—how can you extend the life of your air conditioner? We have a few tips that will keep your air conditioner running in peak condition and keep you nice and cool for years to come.

Use Proper Ventilation

If you want your home to be cool and comfortable, proper ventilation is key. Blocked vents prevent air from flowing as intended which leads to stress and strain on your HVAC system. Not only is it important to ensure all vents in your home are free of debris, it is equally important to have proper ventilation in kitchens and bathrooms. When moisture gets trapped, it can lead to indoor air quality issues such as mold and mildew. Increased humidity levels can also cause tour HVAC to work harder—shorting its lifespan. We don’t want that. If you are unsure about the ventilation in your home, give the Air Hawk team a call and one of our techs will help you determine what is best for your home.

Clean Your Air Conditioner Thoroughly

Your AC unit’s lifespan greatly relies on proper maintenance and cleanliness. Aside from asking professionals to routinely check your AC, you must also proactively assess your outdoor unit since it is prone to accumulating dust, dirt, and debris. Simply getting rid of leaves or fallen tree branches on the exteriors your unit can help you save from possible repairs.

Check The Drain Line

A blocked drain line causes water to back up into your unit and cause leaks. When left unnoticed, leaks can lead to minor and major mechanical problems. To avoid leaks or water backflow, regularly check your drain line at least every year.

You can clean your drain line by flushing a cup of chlorine bleach into the line before cleaning it with water. If the drain line is clogged by too much dirt, seek for professional help right away to prevent leaks from causing bigger–and more expensive–AC problems.

Bonus Tip: Aside from maintaining the integrity of your unit and prolonging its years, the right company can help you optimize your AC’s efficiency by foreseeing mechanical problems before they even happen. If you are looking for a company that can take care of all of your air conditioning needs, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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