Regular AC maintenance makes it easier for the cooling system to cool your Savannah, Georgia, home. It keeps all the system’s components in good working condition and reduces wear and tear. As with any machine, your air conditioner doesn’t have an infinite lifespan, and you’ll eventually need to replace it. However, regular AC maintenance extends the lifespan of the cooling system by increasing its efficiency and reducing the likelihood of malfunctioning parts.

How Long Does the Average AC System Last?

Numerous factors impact the lifespan of a cooling system. Some of these factors are out of your control. AC systems operating away from coastal environments have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years. However, our customers’ cooling systems usually last anywhere from 10 to 15 years because of their exposure to salt water. This exposure makes regular AC maintenance all the more important.

Change the AC Filter

A comfort consultant can change the air filter during maintenance sessions to optimize airflow and extend the life of the cooling system. But you can also complete this task yourself. It’s recommended that you change the air conditioner filter at least once every 30 to 90 days. If you suffer from allergies or own pets, change it every month.

Clean the Outdoor Unit

Cleaning the outdoor unit, which a comfort consultant can do during regular AC maintenance, can also help to extend the lifespan of your AC system significantly. The comfort consultant will likely make recommendations regarding any vegetation that’s near or touching the unit, as well. Removing this vegetation reduces dirt and dust build-up on the outdoor unit, facilitating better airflow. As a result, you’ll help increase the cooling system’s efficiency, which leads to lower energy bills.

Schedule AC Repairs Promptly

Well-maintained cooling systems have longer lifespans than those that go without regular preventive maintenance. A comfort consultant will inspect the entire cooling system, including the indoor and outdoor units, for damaged parts. Damaged parts are replaced or repaired to mitigate premature system failure. Addressing repairs promptly extends the lifespan of the cooling system.

Coastal Air Technologies, Inc. is here to assist you with all of your AC maintenance needs. Contact us today at (803) 914-0900 to schedule your next AC maintenance session.

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