The AC unit in your home is one of the most expensive appliances you’ll ever purchase, maintain, and eventually replace.
- It can end up costing you quite a bit of money in the long run, whether it’s the initial installation, your monthly electricity bill, repairs, or replacement.
This is especially true if your AC unit isn’t properly maintained. A lack of maintenance can result in more frequent repairs. Maintaining your AC unit as efficiently as possible is crucial to saving money by prolonging its life. Dust, grass clippings, rodent nests, and other outdoor debris can dirty the outdoor unit for your AC system. Your electric bill will skyrocket and your unit will work harder when dirty freon is used. Your entire air conditioning system may fail prematurely. Regularly clean the coils to prevent breakdowns or costly repairs. AC systems have intake and return vents. Return vents disperse the air from the AC unit to each room. When your intake vents are blocked, your AC system will work harder to bring in air. Keep your vents clean by regularly cleaning them. Upgrade your thermostat to prolong the life of your AC unit. Most homes have outdated thermostats, and upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat can improve efficiency and accuracy. By scheduling your AC unit to kick on at certain times, you can ensure that it is only used when needed. If you want to prolong the life of your AC unit, make sure it is not overworked. Utilizing blinds and curtains can help keep your home cool without overworking your AC by keeping the sun’s heat out. In addition to keeping your home cool and your AC working efficiently, blinds and curtains can also help you save money on energy costs.