There is not a homeowner out there that looks forward to the time when they have to replace their AC system with a new one. It is a large investment that is no fun to make. However, having a well running AC system is essential in the Las Vegas heat. For most homeowners, they are looking to get as many years as possible out of their AC units before they replace them. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some tips that will help you get the most out of yours.
What is the Life Expectancy of a Home AC Unit?
A common question we get asked is how long can we expect our AC unit to last. For the average AC system, homeowners can expect to get around 15 years out of the unit before it needs to be replaced. Even then, there are some homeowners that are able to get closer to 25 years out of their units before replacing them. So what is the difference and how do some only get 15 while others get 25? It’s all about how the homeowner cares for and maintains their unit.
How Can I Increase My AC Lifespan?
Following are some of ways that homeowners can stretch the life of their AC units:
– Clean Outdoor AC Unit: All AC systems have an indoor and outdoor unit that work together to cool the house. It is important that you clean the outdoor unit since it is out in the elements. There is dirt, dust, and other debris that start to accumulate over time. When this happens, the unit works much harder to get the job done as it can’t work as efficiently.
– Keep Vents Clear: All AC units have to have ample airflow to work properly. It is important that the vents in your home are free and clear of debris that can cause stress to the system.
– Change Air Filters: The filters play a role in the airflow your system gets as well. You need to have them changed on a regular basis. Sometimes, homeowners need to change out their filters on a monthly basis when the AC is running around the clock. Check it often.
– Seal Your Home: When you have cracks and gaps in your home that allows air to leak out, it can cause your AC to have to work much harder to keep your home cool. Sealing these areas with some new caulking is the best way to avoid that and keep your unit going longer.
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If you have an older AC unit in your home and are trying to get it to last as long as possible, you need to have maintenance done on it twice a year. That will do more to extend the life of your AC system more than anything and Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can help you get it done. Call us today!