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How to Extend the Lifespan of Your HVAC System

June 13, 2024 | Blog

Ensuring your HVAC system has a long, efficient life is crucial for maintaining comfort in your home, especially in areas like Humble, New Caney, The Woodlands, Aldine, Huffman, Crosby, Cypress, and the surrounding areas. At Air Tech of Humble, we understand the importance of a well-maintained air conditioning system. Here are some tips to help you extend the lifespan of your HVAC system.

How to Extend the Lifespan of Your HVAC System

1. Change Air Filters Regularly

Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder and potentially leading to breakdowns. Change your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage and filter type.

Expert Tip: Set a reminder to check and replace your filters regularly to maintain optimal airflow and efficiency.

2. Keep the Outdoor Unit Clean

Debris like leaves, dirt, and grass can accumulate around your outdoor unit, affecting its performance. Regularly clean the area around the unit to ensure proper airflow.

Expert Tip: Trim any vegetation around the outdoor unit and clean it with a garden hose every few months.

3. Check and Seal Ductwork

Leaky ducts can cause your HVAC system to lose efficiency, leading to higher energy bills and reduced lifespan. Inspect your ductwork for leaks and seal them promptly.

Expert Tip: Use mastic sealant or metal tape to seal any visible leaks in your ductwork.

4. Use a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can help regulate your home’s temperature more efficiently, reducing the strain on your HVAC system. Set it to adjust temperatures based on your schedule.

Expert Tip: Upgrade to a smart thermostat for even greater energy savings and convenience.

5. Ensure Proper Insulation

Proper insulation helps maintain your home’s temperature, reducing the workload on your HVAC system. Check your attic, walls, and floors for adequate insulation and upgrade if necessary.

Expert Tip: Add reflective insulation in your attic to reduce heat gain during the summer months.

6. Avoid Overworking the System

Give your HVAC system a break by using ceiling fans and natural ventilation to keep your home cool. Avoid setting the thermostat too low during hot weather.

Expert Tip: Use ceiling fans to circulate air and create a cooling breeze without lowering the thermostat excessively.

7. Maintain a Clear Drain Line

A clogged drain line can cause water damage and affect your HVAC system’s efficiency. Regularly check and clear the drain line to prevent blockages.

Expert Tip: Pour a mixture of vinegar and water down the drain line every few months to keep it clear.

8. Monitor System Performance

Keep an eye on your HVAC system’s performance. If you notice a sudden spike in energy bills or a decline in comfort, it might be time to call in a professional for an inspection.

Expert Tip: Track your energy bills and system performance to catch any issues early.

Preventive Maintenance

The best way to ensure your HVAC system’s longevity is through regular preventive maintenance. Schedule a tune-up with Air Tech of Humble to keep your system running efficiently. Our experienced technicians will perform a comprehensive inspection, clean critical components, and address any potential issues before they become major problems.

Expert Tip: Sign up for a maintenance plan to receive regular service reminders and priority scheduling.

Extend the lifespan of your HVAC system with these practical tips. Contact Air Tech of Humble today at (346) 209-6112 to schedule your maintenance service or for any HVAC repairs. You can also click here to schedule an appointment online.

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If the compressor in your air conditioner fails twice in the first 5 years, we will install a complete and new condensing unit. If the heat exchanger in your furnace fails in the first 10 years, we will install a new furnace.
If your system breaks down during the first year and leaves you without heating or cooling, we will be there within 24 hours or we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
All technicians in your home have an extensive background check performed and are randomly drug tested for your safety.

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This is the 2nd time we’ve used Elite and I can honestly say they will continue to be my go to company when it comes to heating and AC repairs. They are extremely professional, quick service times, and affordable, even for this single momma! Thank you again for saving us during this chilly winter.

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My technician Michael Ford was very knowledgeable and he made sure everything was working effectively. Michael was very professional and customer friendly. From the first day I started service the customer service has always been great. I would definitely recommend Elite because they are definitely going to give Elite service and great pricing!

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Very honest and thorough. From the first contact with the scheduler to updated communication for appointments, very professional. Michael provided us different options to address system issues and charges were reasonable. 5 of 5 stars in service, highly recommend

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