How You're Killing Your AC

Ways You Might be Killing Your AC

You may not be aware that you’re killing your AC and shaving off years of its life. In order for your system to be the reliable comfort solution you need, it requires maintenance and care on your part. When cared for, your A/C should operate smoothly year after year and for many years! An average air conditioner is designed to last you 10-15 years or more but can last as short as 7 when you’re doing the following things:

  • Lack of service – one of the biggest homeowner mistakes is purchasing an HVAC unit and failing to call for professional services until it’s too late. Make sure to get your A/C unit checked at least ONCE a year and you’ll find this being one of the worthwhile investments you make. The maintenance includes multiple tune-up points that’ll ensure your system is operating at its peak which will elongate the life of your system.
  • Failing to replace air filters – depending on what type of filter you have, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how often they need to be replaced. Generally, filters should be changed monthly or whenever dirty. Dirty air filters will restrict the air flow and have your system work harder, consuming more energy and shortening the life of your system.
  • Thermostat settings – if your thermostat is constantly set to “ON”, you may be tiring out your system and wearing it down unnecessarily. Another study shows that if you are constantly adjusting your temperatures in vast ranges that may be stressing your system as well. It’s best to stay in a small and consistent range of temperature.

These are just some of the most common causes of A/C breakdowns and can be avoided when you follow our advice. If you’re in need for maintenance services, call Dilmak Air today 210-649-3333. Dilmak is a heating and air conditioning company based in San Antonio, Texas with highly trained and certified technicians. We’re available 24/7 and don’t charge overtime!