Ah… retirement. It’s the one thing we all cannot wait for – unless we’re talking about an air conditioning unit calling it quits. The money spent purchasing an AC unit is a huge investment, so you’d probably like it to last as long as possible. The last thing you want to do is retire it and start over again. Most AC units have a lifespan of about 12-15 years. But there are plenty of AC tips and tricks that can extend the life of your unit and avoid costly AC repairs.
Let’s take a look at the top three things you can do to prevent having to buy a new air conditioning unit.
- Get it checked: Professionals can help prevent problems from happening. Getting an AC tune-up regularly can extend the life of your unit. Plan on scheduling two tune-ups a year – an AC tune-up and heater tune-up – to check for any issues or damages that could end the life of your unit. Champion AC is a San Antonio AC company that offers detailed and thorough AC tune-ups. At Champion AC, you can get professional maintenance and a 17-point tune-up for as low as $99.
- Filter changes: When an air conditioning filter becomes clogged, it can cause your AC unit to freeze up and stop working completely. Regular air filter changes can keep your unit from breaking and increase the overall lifetime of it by years. Set yourself a reminder to change your AC filter about every month.
- Program your thermostat: Most new thermostats have the option to set a temperature schedule. Not only does doing so save money on electricity, but it also extends the life of your AC by letting it relax a little. Imagine this. Your AC unit does less work, and you save more money. It’s a win-win situation for both you and your AC unit. Set your thermostat on a schedule that keeps your house cooler when you’re home and warmer when you’re away.
A little maintenance can go a very long way. Extending the life of your AC unit adds value to your investment. If you’re interested in scheduling an ac tune-up or setting up an annual maintenance agreement with Champion AC, you can call (210) 888-9506.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.