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Extend the Lifespan of your Central Air Conditioning System

Boost your A/C efficiency and longevity in 4 simple steps.

central air conditioning Shepherdstown, WV According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, roughly 52% of the average American home’s energy use goes to HVAC equipment. Additionally, your heating and cooling systems are some of the priciest things in your home. It only stands to reason that you’ll want to keep your central air conditioning equipment running as efficiently as possible — and for its longest lifespan.

Typically, a central air conditioner will last from 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced. However, if you’re diligent in taking care of your equipment, it will keep you and your loved ones comfortable for lots of summers, potentially longer than the standard life expectancy.

The HVAC team at Roach Energy has been servicing and installing top-of-the-line cooling equipment in Shepherdstown and throughout the Eastern Panhandle for decades. Here are four tips we offer homeowners to extend their central A/C’s lifespan.

1. Don’t Neglect Your Air Filters.

Your forced-air cooling system has an air filter, which prevents dust, debris, mold, pollen and other airborne pollutants from entering your living spaces. If this filter becomes clogged, it will obstruct airflow. As a result, your A/C system will work harder, inflating your energy bills and speeding up wear and tear.

We recommend you check your air filter once a month in peak cooling seasons. Replace it (or clean reusable filters) if it’s dirty. This is a quick, inexpensive process, but it pays off big in A/C performance and longevity.

2. Protect Your Outdoor A/C Equipment.

Your central A/C system’s outdoor condenser is crucial in delivering cool air to your home. You don’t want it to be obstructed with plant life, grass clippings and other yard debris. For this reason, we suggest you maintain 18 to 30 inches of clear space around your outdoor unit and never stack anything on top of it.

3. Be Smart with Your Central A/C Usage.

A surefire way to shorten your air conditioning equipment’s lifespan is to run it more often than you need to. So, think critically about how you manage your thermostat settings. We suggest that you:

By taking these simple steps, you can reduce your energy consumption and slow wear and tear on your A/C equipment.

4. Arrange Annual A/C Maintenance from Roach Energy.

If you want your cooling equipment to last for the longest time possible, you need to get it serviced every year. An annual tune-up will keep it running efficiently and slow down the deterioration of critical parts. The result is a longer service life and lower energy costs.

We also suggest you protect your A/C with a Roach Energy service plan. This coverage includes:

Our Gold Level plans include full coverage of many key A/C parts like your contractor, capacitor, wire connectors, nonprogrammable thermostat, disconnect and insulation on the refrigerant line.

Get total peace of mind with central air conditioning maintenance from Roach Energy. Contact us today to request service.