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How To Extend The Life Of Your HVAC System

September 9, 2022

Heating and air conditioning units are the most expensive appliances in your home, and they will run efficiently and without issue as long as you perform regular preventative maintenance. A maintenance visit from your Brody Pennell technician will keep your operating costs down and will ensure that optimal efficiency is achieved. If your system is under maintained, you can expect high energy bills, expensive repairs, and premature replacement. To ensure your HVAC system has a full life ahead of it, we have detailed tips and tricks to help extend its years of
heating and cooling your home.

Lengthen Your HVAC System’s Lifespan!

If you properly take care of your heating and cooling units, they will take care of you. Below are 5 ways to help extend the life of your HVAC system!

  • Schedule Regular Maintenance
  • Keep Clean Air Filters
  • Install A Smart/Programmable Thermostat
  • Maintain Outside Unit
  • Seal And Insulate Leaks

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure your unit lives a long life. Both units should be serviced once a year, preferably in the spring and fall. Maintenance allows your Brody Pennell technician to identify issues before they become bigger ones. If your unit is operating with a broken part or obstruction, it can cause more problems and reduce its lifespan. In addition, maintenance in the spring and fall lowers the chance of a breakdown in peak season.

Keep Clean Air Filters

Air filters can determine how well your unit functions and should be changed every three months. A clogged air filter can harm airflow, efficiency, air quality, overall comfort, and many more factors. If your unit is working harder to push air through the filter, it can decrease your unit’s life. We promise – an air filter is much cheaper than a new heating and cooling unit, so we recommend staying on top of changing your filters.

Install A Smart/Programmable Thermostat

Both thermostats can result in your HVAC system utilizing less energy. Less energy used saves money on utility bills and possible repair calls. An overworked unit is the cause for many breakdowns, which shortens your unit’s life. Both thermostats can adjust your home’s temperature during down times to give your HVAC system a much needed break.

Maintain Outside Unit

Your outdoor unit can collect debris from the weather and harm the unit’s performance. To efficiency, ensure your unit is free of debris such as grass clippings, tree branches, leaves, and other things weekly. Most debris is easy to remove, but some can enter your unit. Consider turning your system off and safely hosing down each component. To make sure this process is done correctly, allow your Brody Pennell technician to thoroughly clean your unit at your maintenance appointment.

Seal And Insulate Leaks

Air could be escaping your home and causing your HVAC system to work more than it should. Consider insulating your attic to help cut down on air exiting through the roof. Similarly, air can exit through cracks in windows and doors. To help with energy savings, caulk or weather strip air leaks.

We recommend doing anything you can to help your HVAC system function properly and not overwork itself. Your system will live a much longer life if proper care is given. The less breakdowns and repairs, the less wear and tear your system will endure. Consider these 5 ways to extend the life of your HVAC system and help save money in the long run!

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Brody Pennell

Since 1945, Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning is the committed to helping homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area experience total home comfort. In 2021, the readers of the Los Angeles Times voted Brody Pennell the Best HVAC Company in the area.

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