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How To Get Your AC System to Last as Long as Possible

With summer only half over, your AC might be working overtime, especially with the scorching temperatures in Texas. And while it might seem like it’s working perfectly fine, there are ways to enhance its performance and even extend its lifespan. 

On average, central air-conditioning units have an expected lifespan of 10-15 years. However, without proper maintenance and care, your AC could give out a lot sooner, leaving you no other option but to replace it. 

So, when it comes to maintaining your air conditioning in Denton, TX, there are things you can do to extend your AC system’s lifespan.

Routine Maintenance 

Scheduling regular AC maintenance is one of the best ways to extend the life of your system. When you contact PKR Services, we perform comprehensive maintenance that includes cleaning your unit with inspection and repair of any issues we find. 

To keep your AC running smoothly, it’s a good idea to schedule a tune-up in early spring before warmer temperatures set in and you start using it more frequently.

Give Your AC a Break 

As with any household appliance, the more you use your AC, the faster it can wear out. And while it’s usually okay to use your air conditioning regularly, it’s also a good idea to give it a break sometimes. 

When you leave your home, simply turn the thermostat up by 5 degrees. This will give your unit a break from cycling while still maintaining the right temperature inside your home. If your home cools off during the right, the same rule applies. Simply set your thermostat 5 degrees higher, so it doesn’t run as often. 

Clean your AC Unit on a Regular Basis 

Even with regularly scheduled maintenance, you still need to keep your unit clean as well. Remove any dirt and debris from around the outside unit, however, never stick your hands inside the unit to remove leaves or debris from the fan blades. That job is best left to an experienced technician who knows how to power off the unit and perform the cleaning safely.

Allow Air to Circulate 

Your air conditioner needs proper airflow to cool your home. That’s why it’s important to keep the vents in your home free of obstruction or clutter. If you have furniture sitting over the vents, 

your unit may work harder than it should to maintain the right temperature. Always keep your vents free of obstruction to ensure proper airflow and to keep your AC running as smoothly as possible. 

Replace the Filter

Swapping out your air filters can also extend the lifespan of your AC system. Clogged filters can cause your AC to run longer and harder to reach and maintain the right temperature. However, replacing your air filters improves overall efficiency and can even help you save money on your monthly utility bills.

If you’re looking for more ways to boost your AC’s efficiency as well as extend its longevity, we can help.

Contact PRK Services, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for your AC system.

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