Typically, the average air conditioning unit lasts about 15-20 years, but the intense Phoenix heat is hard on your system! It is recommended to replace your air conditioner every 10-15 years if you live in Arizona. Proper maintenance can make your unit run smoothly and efficiently for a longer period of time. Here are some maintenance tips we recommend to help extend the lifespan of your AC system.
Regularly Change the Filter:
A dirty air filter is one of the most common causes for air conditioning breakdowns. Over time dirt, debris, and other particles in the air build up on your AC filter. This debris can easily clog the small cracks and crevasses in your system. This causes stress on your unit, which can lead to your AC overheating, not properly cooling your home, using more energy to run, and taking years off your system’s lifespan. We recommend changing your air filter once a month, or whenever the entire filter is covered in debris!
Clean the Area Around Your Unit Seasonally:
Throughout the seasons, leaves, grasses, dirt, or other outdoor debris may fall on or around your outdoor AC unit. It is important to clean the area around your unit. Make sure that outdoor debris do not jam up any of the parts inside. We recommend cleaning the area around your outdoor AC unit once per season to keep it running smoothly and avoiding breakdowns.
Schedule Professional Maintenance Annually:
It is recommended have a professional tune-up your air conditioning unit at least once a year. Professional maintenance is similar to an annual doctor’s appointment! Throughout the year, the coils in your AC may have loosened, parts may have worn down, or other small fixes may be needed. Our team of licensed professionals will perform a check-up on your unit to make sure everything is still running as it should be.
Protect your investment in your air conditioner by taking care of it properly! Regular maintenance will extend the lifetime of your system, despite the extreme Arizona heat. If you are needing to schedule your annual AC maintenance, give us a call at (623) 882-8390!