Your HVAC system is responsible for managing temperatures, handling humidity, and improving air quality in your home. With proper maintenance, most systems can last between 15 and 20 years. Make sure you’re getting the longest possible lifespan from your Clarkson, Georgia, system with these smart strategies.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
A well-maintained HVAC system enjoys higher efficiency, fewer repairs, and a longer lifespan. During each tune-up, our technicians will thoroughly inspect your unit, looking for early signs of any potential problems. We will also tighten electrical connections, lubricate moving parts, and clean interior components, all of which will help your system last longer.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat will help you take a hands-off approach to home comfort that’s still highly efficient. You can set your thermostat to maintain the appropriate temperatures both when you’re at home and when you’re away. By allowing your HVAC system to work less while you’re out of the house, you can ease some of the strain on your heater and air conditioner, helping them to ultimately live longer.
Check Your Landscaping
Proper landscaping can also help ease the strain on your HVAC system. Check the area around your exterior unit and make sure it’s clear of leaves, twigs, tall grass, shrubbery, and other obstructions. The unit needs proper circulation for optimum efficiency.
Proper shading will help your HVAC system as well by naturally cooling the home so your heater and air conditioner have less work to do. Plant deciduous trees south of the home for summer shade. Place trees with a low crown west of the house to block the afternoon sun.
Regular care and mindful maintenance are key strategies for a long-lived HVAC system. If you haven’t seen an HVAC technician in the last year, you’re overdue for a tune-up. Contact Corbin Comfort Systems at (770) 942-2873 to schedule your appointment now. We’ll help you assess the state of your heater and air conditioner and take smart steps to get the longest lifespan from these systems.
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