March 1, 2024

Ask The Expert: Custom Home Upgrades

1.2 min read| Published On: March 1st, 2024|

By AkersMedia

Ask The Expert: Custom Home Upgrades

1.2 min read| Published On: March 1st, 2024|

Jim R. Safford

President of Suter Air Conditioning, Inc.


Why is it important to keep up with the maintenance of your air conditioner and how often should it be looked at? 

It’s crucial to keep up with your air conditioner’s maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity of the unit. We recommend maintenance at least once a year, though twice a year is ideal. Regular maintenance keeps the system operating at peak efficiency. Think of it like changing the oil in your car. Neglecting it can lead to airflow issues, inefficiency, and even warranty issues since most manufacturer warranties require annual maintenance to remain valid. Ultimately, maintaining your air conditioner ensures it runs smoothly and efficiently, saving you from costly repairs down the road.

How do you know when it’s time to replace your A/C unit? 

Deciding when to replace your air conditioner can be tricky, but there are key indicators to watch for. Typically, the lifespan of an AC unit is around 10 years, though with proper maintenance, it can last longer. However, efficiency declines over time, especially after the 10-year mark. If your unit is requiring frequent repairs or if the cost of repairs outweighs the cost of replacement, it’s time to consider investing in a new unit. Additionally, advancements in technology make newer models more energy-efficient, potentially saving you money in the long run. Ultimately, the decision to replace your air conditioner should be based on factors like efficiency, repair costs and the unit’s overall performance.

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