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How Can I Get My AC to Last Longer?

March 10, 2022 | Blog

Your AC unit is one of the most important systems in your household. With warmer weather fast approaching, the last thing you want is for your AC to break down on you out of nowhere.

Here in Eureka Springs, we have high levels of heat and humidity all year long, so having a functioning air conditioning system is a must.

At Island Airco, we want to help make sure that your system lasts as long as possible, so we’re giving you some great tips for getting the most out of your AC’s lifespan. Read below to learn more!

How Long Will My AC System Last?

Air conditioning units can last anywhere from 10-20 years, depending on the year the unit was made and if it has been properly taken care of. This means that by skipping things like yearly AC tune-ups and maintenance, you may actually be shortening the lifespan of your system.

So what are some ways you can take care of your unit?

Preventative AC Maintenance

Our hot and muggy Arkansas weather means that AC maintenance is extremely important. So what is AC maintenance and how often should you schedule one?

AC maintenance is performed by a professional technician and includes:

  • Checking for oil leaks
  • Scheduled filter changes
  • Condenser and evaporator coil cleaning
  • Ensuring that all parts are functioning
  • Observing a full AC cycle
  • Testing levels of refrigerant

As a general rule, it’s optimal to get AC maintenance done twice a year, in the fall and spring, to make sure your HVAC system is working the way it should!

Clean Your Unit Periodically

If your unit lives outside, it’s important to clean it intermittently.

Outdoor AC units can collect dust, dirt and other debris that can actually increase the chances of mechanical issues.

This is easy to remedy and can be addressed by using a hose with a nozzle to gently spray the outside of your unit. If you want to be extra thorough, you can remove the top of your unit using your AC’s instructions and clean out any debris hiding on the bottom by hand or with a vacuum.

Change Those Filters

Remembering to regularly change your AC and heater filters is very important to improve the quality of your indoor air and help your system work as efficiently as possible!

Clean filters will ensure that airflow in your home is unobstructed and make it easier for your system to do its’ job.

You should check your filters about once every 90 days, and more frequently if you have pets in your home or family members with allergies.

Regular AC Tune-Ups

Getting regular AC tune-ups will not only protect your peace of mind and extend the lifespan of your system, but lower your yearly energy bills and result in fewer repairs throughout the year.

When you schedule your tune-ups with Island Airco, we will make sure that you get the best quality service possible.

Scheduled tune-ups tighten and inspect all of your electrical connections, inspect your ductwork and check your blower motor and blower belt.

Call Island Airco for the Best AC Tune-Up in Eureka Springs!

If you’re ready to schedule your AC tune-up or maintenance, call Island Airco today! We’ve proudly served the Eureka Springs area for years and our team of skilled, professional technicians will provide you with the best customer service possible.

Call us today to schedule!

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