Have your air conditioner serviced regularly to keep it in working condition. (Photo by Katelin Kinney)
Your A/C Unit should last for 15 or more years. But a neglected unit can konk out after seven years. HVAC experts list ways you may be killing your unit.
The last thing you want is for your air conditioning unit to conk out in the middle of a summer heat wave.
If properly cared for, A/C units should be reliable summer after summer. They should last for 15 or more years.
But when units are neglected — and break down well before their time — you may be the one to blame.
Robert Yoder, Owner of Romark A/C & Plumbing in Delray Beach, Florida says he has seen the lifespan of A/Cs cut short after just seven years, because of a lack of maintenance.
Here are five ways you may be killing your A/C unit:
1. Lack of service
Hiring a highly rated technician once a year to service the unit is the best way to prolong the A/C’s life, according to highly rated HVAC technicians with whom we spoke.
“The majority of service calls are for A/Cs that are not regularly maintained,” Continue reading