Increasing the lift of your ac unit shouldn’t be a difficult task, yet many homeowners neglect maintenance until something goes wrong. While it’s a better idea to have a professional come and perform the meticulous tasks associated with your unit, there are also a ton of things you can do yourself to increase your units lifespan, as well as reduce your costs.
As it is mentioned almost everywhere, this is one of the most crucial things needed in order to keep your air conditioning unit healthy. Cleaning and replacing your filters leads to better airflow which puts less stress on the entire mechanism, which greatly reduces the amount of energy needed to cool or heat your home. In turn, this lowers your overall cost, saving you money on parts and fixes.
While your filters are designed to block bigger particles out, sometimes things become trapped in your ducts and vents. This restricts airflow which can lead to a unit working twice as hard to do a job that is relatively easy. By dusting and cleaning your ducts and vents, you’re doing a great service to something you’ve invested a lot of money towards.
The Outdoor Unit
If your unit is being surrounded by weeds and crumbling concrete, you might be looking at a costly repair in the future. The unit is extremely important, and you need to monitor the level it sits at, as well as anything in the way. These factors can lead to a shorter lifespan as well as a malfunction at any moment.
If maintenance is something you’re not well versed in, kick back on the couch and let a professional do it for you. At connectionz, we have over 25 years in the HVAC industry and would love to help you get the most out of your investment.