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How Can You Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner?

Is your HVAC system over a decade old? If so, you might be wondering if it’s time to retire and replace the system all together. However, with proper care and maintenance you can make the most of your AC unit before replacing it—potentially prematurely.


The best way to ensure that your air conditioner lasts as long as possible is to get it checked on a regular basis. Even the best, most expensive air conditioning system won’t make it through its entire life-cycle without regular checkups.

During your maintenance appointment, your HVAC technician will provide a thorough inspection and cleaning of the system, making sure that all the necessary components are working as they should. It’s at this time that they may make recommendations for repairs. You should pay attention to these recommendations now as it can help you prevent costlier, emergency repairs later.

By staying on top of maintenance and repair needs, you will help your air conditioning system perform more efficiently throughout its lifespan, which will decrease the wear and tear on the system. As a result, your air conditioner will last longer.

Proper Installation

Just as maintenance is important, so is proper installation to begin with. A professional HVAC technician will know how to properly size your air conditioner for your specific home and needs.

If an air conditioner is too small, it will constantly run without effectively cooling your home. On the other hand if it’s too large, it will short-cycle, which is when it shuts on and off rapidly. Short-cycling creates a lot of wear and tear on the system, making it likely that it will prematurely break down.

Keep the Outside Unit Clean

When you have a central AC system, it may be easy to forget about the outside unit. Be sure to keep this component clear of mulch, grass clippings, and any other debris that can obstruct airflow and force your system to work harder than it should have to.

For full air conditioning services in Leesburg, VA, contact AllTech Services, Inc. today.

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