An air conditioner is a cooling appliance that uses forced cool air to cool your home or building. The cool air is distributed to vent registers in each room to cool the structure evenly.
When maintained properly, air conditioners can last up to and beyond 20 years.
When not maintained properly, and/or installed improperly, air conditioners can have a very short lifespan.
Proper maintenance is vital to getting a long life out of your air conditioner, as well as the highest level of efficiency possible. An air conditioner that has not been serviced in years will cost MUCH more to operate.
If the outdoor section of your air conditioner is dirty, it will cause the system to run hot. And just like an automobile, if it runs hot it can have a dramatically shorter lifespan. In this "before and after" picture of a typical dirty condenser, notice the layers of grime preventing proper air movement. This buildup can be caused by lawn trimming, leaves, and other environmental contaminants.
If the indoor section of your air conditioner is dirty, this will prevent the air from getting cold, making the system work harder to cool your home. In this photo of a typical dirty evaporator coil, notice the crud and grime preventing a proper heat exchange to the house air. Not to mention the air you breathe passes through this buildup of dirt all day long! This buildup is caused by failure to change your air filter regularly. It can also accumulate over long periods even with regular filter changes.
We recommend changing your air conditioner's air filter every 1 to 3 months.
Our air conditioning company services all brands of air conditioning systems. We have over 30 years of experience with air conditoning repair, maintenance, & installation.
Please call us immediately if you notice any of the following: