4 Ways to Extend the Life of Your AC Unit

4 Ways to Extend the Life of Your AC Unit

Your air conditioner is an investment. It cost a pretty penny, but it should last for years. Let Arthur Hagar help it last even longer with quality air conditioning repair and maintenance services. We have been serving the Fort Worth area since 1949 with a dedication to customer comfort and satisfaction. To help you get the most out of your air conditioner, we’ve collected these four steps that you can take to help extend its life. Keep reading to learn more and call Arthur Hagar today to schedule your next service call!

Keep It Clean

First things first, you should check your outdoor unit and clean away any debris. An accumulation of dirt, weeds, grass clippings, mulch, or other materials can make your AC unit less efficient and less effective. You might also want to consider the surface on which your unit is currently sitting. Is it level? Is it raised off the ground? If not, those factors may also be affecting the operation of your air conditioner. Pooling water can become an issue after a rainstorm if you haven’t addressed the position of your AC unit, so make sure you follow the recommendations of the unit manufacturer and the HVAC installation company.

Check Your Vents

You should periodically check the airflow coming from your vents. If airflow is poor or you can’t feel any flowing air at all, then something is probably stuck in your ductwork and blocking passage to the vents. Blocked ductwork means that the cooled air from your AC unit isn’t circulating properly and your air conditioner has to work overtime to achieve the temperature you set. One obvious solution to this problem is to make sure that there is nothing in front of the vents and preventing air from coming into the room. If it’s a problem outside of your reach, however, you can hire a professional service to clean your ductwork. Not only can this help your AC unit expend less effort and save energy, cleaning your ductwork can also help alleviate indoor allergies, as we mentioned in a previous blog post.

Check Your Air Filters

Another culprit behind poor airflow and an overworked air conditioner might be dirty air filters. Clogged filters can make it harder for your AC unit to distribute cooled air throughout your home. That is why you should check your filters several times a year, and why changing those filters is an important part of any HVAC tune-up. Clean air filters are essential not only to the health of your air conditioner, but also the health of your family, because dirty air filters can spread allergens throughout your home. Make checking your air filters a regular routine, like spring cleaning, and everyone will benefit.

Invest in Regular Maintenance

Everything and everyone needs a check-up every once in a while, including your air conditioner. Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your AC unit in peak condition through the years. Getting a professional opinion from a trusted HVAC specialist like Arthur Hagar can catch small issues before they turn into big problems and save you time, money, and frustration in the long run. Spring is the perfect time for an HVAC tune-up, so call Arthur Hagar today!

Schedule Your Service Call Today

Your new AC unit may seem expensive at first, but it should pay for itself over the years with effortless comfort and cool air. Enjoy the benefits for a few more years by following these steps. Checking up on your air conditioner every so often can help it maintain optimal performance, and that check-up should include cleaning the outdoor unit, inspecting the vents, changing the air filters, and scheduling a maintenance service call with your favorite local HVAC specialist.

Choose Arthur Hagar, Fort Worth’s HVAC Experts

If you live in the Fort Worth area, then Arthur Hagar’s services are only a phone call away. We can provide the important air conditioning maintenance your unit needs to be at its best, and if there are any problems, we have experienced technicians ready to help. Explore our site to learn more about our air conditioning repair services or call today to get an estimate! We look forward to working with you.


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