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How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Air Conditioner


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As much as we would like them too, the air conditioners within our homes will not run smoothly forever. Every type of machinery or appliance runs into a problem at some point during their service life—but there are ways you can prevent this. For example, staying on top of regularly changing your air filter will help regulate air flow. Plus, without a clean air filter, your ac system could run into a number of subsequent issues.

Perhaps the most important step in preventing damage to your cooling system, and improving its efficiency throughout the summer, is scheduling an air conditioning tune up in Pocatello, ID. Of course, if you didn’t do so in the beginning of the season, you may be wondering if it’s too late. The good news is—it’s not. In fact, a late season AC check-up is a great way to improve the longevity of your AC unit.

Why Maintenance Is So Important

Have you ever wondered why an AC tune-up or maintenance session is beneficial for your air conditioner, and for your bills? First off, air conditioning maintenance involved a thorough cleaning and adjustment of the cooling system, which you would be unable to do on your own without the right training and experience.

During the inspection portion of your tune-up, our technicians use a number of tools to test different components, such as your refrigerant levels, airflow, and other factors that could impact the way your air conditioner operates. We might recommend at this time a repair or a series of repairs to help you avoid major breakdowns from the system later on down the line.

At this point, your technician will provide cleaning and a tune-up of your cooling system. Cleaning components such as the coils, and adjusting pressure levels, can help to prevent AC repairs and keep your system running at a lower cost.

How Often Should I Schedule Maintenance?

We recommend this service at least once a year. If you’re utilizing a heat pump or ductless system—which can be used year-round for heating and cooling—then you should invest in this service twice a year. A tune-up can’t guarantee AC repair prevention, but it can make it a lot less likely. It’s typically best to schedule this service before summer begins, but again, it’s never too late.

Keeping Your Air Conditioner in Good Shape

As we’ve mentioned a couple times now, it’s not too late to get the tune-up that you need to keep your air conditioning system in the best possible condition for the rest of the summer season. Hotter weather could always surprise us and last longer than normal, and a breakdown could prove catastrophic for you and your family.

It’s a good idea to schedule an appointment to prevent or detect repair needs now, on your own time. Emergency AC repairs are a hassle, can cost far more than they should have to, and you might not get a technician to come out right when you need it.

Advanced Home Services is the standard when it comes to providing great service. Contact usfor comprehensive AC services today!

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