It’s now spring and there’s no better time to check your home’s cooling system in anticipation of the warmer temperatures Shreveport is sure to experience in the coming months. This is especially important since your air conditioning system may not have seen much use during winter, which may have had a negative impact on its performance. The last thing you want to happen once the temperatures start rising is for your air conditioning unit to break down.
Air conditioning units are quite an investment, so you often hope they will last for many years. Typically, your air conditioner may last from 10 to 30 years, but its useful life depends on a lot of factors, most of them having to do with proper use and maintenance.
The longevity of your air conditioner would depend on how many hours a day you run it, how close it is to corrosive elements and contaminants, how well it has been maintained, and whether or not any major repairs have been completed. While you don’t have a huge amount of control over the placement of your air conditioner and the elements, the main thing you do have control over is how well you maintain it.
By following these simple tips, you can avoid having to call for AC repair frequently.
Most homeowners will only purchase a furnace once, maybe twice in their lifetime. It’s understandable, since furnaces would often cause quite a lot. One thing to note is that a new furnace would only work efficiently if it’s properly installed, otherwise you might be wasting away your hard-earned money.
Many air conditioning systems will have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, but by following a few easy tips, you could easily extend the life of your AC by another 5 to 10 years. Replacing an air conditioning system can be extremely pricey, with most homeowners spending between $3,692 and $7,134. On top of this, AC repair can be pricey to organize, depending on the problem.