How to Extend Your HVAC System’s Lifespan

All good things must come to an end. Your favorite movie. A good book. Even that restaurant in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Some endings are happy, others are sad, but the worst endings are expensive. The last thing you want to happen is to come home expecting a warm respite from a cold day only to find that your HVAC system has reached its end. Not only will that leave you without comfort, but the replacement will be a monumental, unexpected expense. Implement these simple habits and you’ll extend your HVAC system’s lifespan, reducing the chances of a surprise expenditure.

Maintain Your System

While no amount of maintenance can make your HVAC system last forever, it can certainly maximize its expected lifespan. You should conduct HVAC maintenance at least twice a year, preferably once in the spring and once in the fall.

Maintenance checkups will allow your local service technician to catch issues before they strain your system. In addition to professional maintenance, you should also check and replace your system’s air filter about once a month to improve efficiency.

Heat and Cool Efficiently

You know things last longer the better you treat them, and the same goes for HVAC systems. If you run your system on full blast all day, it’ll experience extra strain that gradually reduces its lifespan.

Instead, keep your home as warm as possible in the summer and as cool as comfortable in the fall and winter. Installing a smart thermostat makes this step easier.

Keep It Clean

That goes for both your system and your home. Indoor air quality has a strong link to HVAC efficiency, so the cleaner your home, the more efficient your system and the longer its lifespan. Keep ductwork grilles and heat registers especially clean. Every so often, check the outdoor condenser unit to ensure it’s free of debris.

In the end, you’re the one who determines how long your HVAC system sticks around. To ensure your system operates as it should, call Berkeley Heating and Air Conditioning at 843-277-6030.

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