HVAC units work hard but sadly, nothing really lasts forever. For many things, the best we can hope for is to keep things functioning for as long as possible. That means we need to pay attention how much we are running them and be aware if any problems that come up. The good news is that with a little bit of effort, your air conditioner can last for a long time, often longer than the amount of time you’re likely to live in your home. Since we rely so heavily on our units to keep us comfortable, it is only appropriate that we also attempt to keep them in good working condition. A little maintenance and forethought can help you avoid having to replace a unit that’s still in good repair.
Start With Regular Maintenance
Get your seasonal maintenance done every year. The maintenance check-ups improves the efficiency and life span of the unit while also maintaining the temperature control power of the unit and keeping the warranty in place. Seasonal Maintenance makes future repairs cheaper. Money you consider saving by not having regular Maintenance is not worth it in the end because the maintenance saves on the cost of repairs when something does go wrong. In addition to having your seasonal maintenance, it is important to change your filter every 3 months.
Never Overburden Your Unit
When there is a problem with the unit, repair it as soon as possible. Closing off vents throughout the home runs the risk of creating back pressure in ventilation ducts, forcing air into spaces that don’t need it and adding extra burdens to your forced air system.The best thing to do is to raise the temperature of the unit a few degrees and use ceiling fans to help keep a room cool. This will help your unit to have a long life.
Repair the Unit When There is a Problem
Don’t try to make it run. It is easy to put too much pressure on your unit when you are not aware of what you’re doing, especially in the really warm months. Pushing the unit to run when there is a problem may make you go from needing a small repair job to a much larger one or even a whole new unit. Many HVAC systems break down during the summer. If the condenser coils are freezing over or the compressor is squealing, always call for a repair and don’t just get by with ‘good enough’ cooling. Continued use of a damaged HVAC unit will lead to further damage that may require a complete replacement if you push it too far.
Benefits of Phoenix Comfort Systems Planned Maintenance Program
- Inspection and tune-ups allow us to find and fix minor issues before they can become larger issues.
- Tune-ups on your heating and air conditioning systems will improve your comfort and save you up to 50% on your energy costs.
- If a repair of ours fails during that season, we will repair it again at no charge.
- We keep track of your inspection and tune-up schedule and will contact you to schedule the appointments.
- You receive priority service and are moved to the top of the service list if your system is having problems.
Phoenix Comfort Systems can help you fix all of these problems quickly and efficiently. Call a pro! Call Phoenix Comfort Systems!
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About Phoenix Comfort Systems
Phoenix Comfort provides a full range of air conditioning and heating repair, installation, and maintenance services for residential and commercial customers. We keep your air conditioning and heating systems in their best condition and ready to go when you need them most, following the industry’s “best practice” methods and standards. Phoenix Comfort carries a full line of quiet, energy-efficient air conditioning and heating equipment.
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