How to Expand Your HVACS Lifespan

Posted on July 13th, 2019 by Matthew

A significant investment, your HVAC system is something that you want to get the maximum lifespan out of. To ensure your system is always working at peak performance, and to know that you’re not going to be headed for a major breakdown, here’s what you need to know:

Clean Your Air Filters

A dirty air filter can bog down your system. Not only does it lower your indoor air quality, but it also creates a barrier that your cold air must push through. This makes it harder to get the airflow needed, adding extra energy waste, and making your system work harder than it should. By keeping up with your air filters, your system won’t have to work overtime and will withstand less stress, and ultimately have a longer life.

Check Your Air Ducts

Dirty air ducts are no different. When you ignore cleanings or air duct repairs, you could be losing cold air, and putting your system under extra stress. Poor seals, kinked ducts, and other issues can all lead to air loss and increase system use. Shortening the lifespan.

Consider a Smart Thermostat

Forget to lower the temperature when you’re at work? Notice your home becomes an icebox in the middle of the night? A smart thermostat can help with all that, and more. With just the help of your smartphone or device, you can adjust the temperature, set up specific patterns and times for changes, and some even offer a diagnostic look at HVAC issues. It will allow you to efficiently cool your home while giving your AC the support it needs to run correctly. 

Schedule Regular Tuneups

The best way to avoid the above issues, and know that your system is always working at top efficency is with your regular tuneups. From top to bottom, your system will be checked for loose parts, leaks, and any issues that could harm its performance. If you can’t remember the last time you scheduled a tune-up, contact the experts at Scott Hale.

To schedule your next HVAC tune-up, contact the Salt Lake City HVAC experts at Scott Hale today!

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