4 Ways to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System
The average HVAC system will last 15 to 25 years. Make sure your installation can serve your Englewood, Florida, home for as long as possible by giving it the care and consideration it needs to enjoy a long lifespan. These tips will help your HVAC products last longer:
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance will help extend the life of your HVAC system by keeping critical parts in prime condition. During maintenance visits, we:
- Tighten electrical connections
- Lubricate moving parts
- Thoroughly clean the system
This eases wear and tear on critical components. As a result, it helps your HVAC system last longer.
Set Your Thermostat Properly
If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, upgrading now is a great way to help your furnace or air conditioner last longer. A programmable thermostat makes it easier to keep your home comfort settings in the proper range with minimal interaction from the user. Ideally, you’ll set your thermostat back several degrees while you’re away or asleep. As a result, you’ll minimize wear on your HVAC system and lower energy bills.
Change Your Filter Regularly
Change your HVAC filter at least once every three months. Inspect it monthly to see if you need to insert a fresh filter more often. If you have pets in the home or a very dusty environment, you may need monthly changes. A clean filter helps your HVAC system operate at peak efficiency.
Insulate Your Home
Proper insulation will keep air from escaping. As a result, your HVAC system won’t have to overwork itself keeping your home comfortable. Insulate your attic space and ductwork first. If possible, add insulation to your walls as well. Seal around doors and windows to create an envelope that heating and cooling can’t escape.
Preventive steps like these will give you the long lifespan you deserve from your HVAC system. If you’re overdue for maintenance, call Custom Air & Plumbing at (866) 819-0992. We’ll help you keep your HVAC system in the best shape possible so it can last long into the future.
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