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5 Ways to Prolong the Life of Your HVAC

Would you like to extend the life of your HVAC system? Did you know the average lifespan of an HVAC is 10-15 years? However, if you want to help your system run longer, there are several things you can do to. By following our tips below, you will be able to keep your HVAC in good shape and save money on repairs and replacement.

Perform Routine Maintenance

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This is one of the best things you can do to keep your HVAC working it’s best. You use your system all year long so just like anything else, it needs regular care. Have a technician come inspect your unit at least once a year, they can make any repairs that are needed before they get worse. They can flush your drain line, check your coolant, and whatever else is needed.

Change Air Filters Regularly

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Changing your air filters on a regular basis is one of the simplest, cheapest ways to prolong the life of your system. When your filters are dirty, they will get clogged and make it harder for air to flow. Clogged filters make your system work harder.

Do Not Overload Your System

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Be smart when it comes to your system. Don’t set your air too low if the temperature outside is extremely hot. This will cause your system to work way too hard and run all day. In addition to this, consider getting a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats can allow you to give your system a break when you are away but have it working before you get home.

Keep Unit Clean

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Check outside around your unit, be sure the area around it is clean and maintained. Make sure nothing is blocking the unit, such as debris or weeds growing around it that would hinder its effectiveness.

Have Your Ducts Cleaned

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Hire a professional to clean your ducts, or at least see if they need to be cleaned. Clean ducts ensure that your unit is working smoothly and will aid in improving your air quality as well.

Don’t neglect your HVAC system. These easy, preventative measures will save you time and money in the future. As always, ServiceMaster Restoration is available to you 365 days a year, 7 days a week should you need our services. We offer the best in restoration services. We work hard to offer you peace of mind. Give us a call today at (704) 324-8528.