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How to Best Extend the Life of Air Conditioning in Sydney

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Air conditioning in Sydney is a vital part of any home or business. It is one of the most critical components of your home climate control systems and one of the most expensive appliances. Thus, it is essential to take measures to extend the lifespan of your air conditioner. Here are a few things you can do to get the best from your air conditioning system:

Attend to Airflow Problems

If not checked and fixed correctly, airflow issues can shorten your air conditioning unit’s lifespan. Different things can cause airflow problems, like leaks in air ducts, blocked air registers, air leaks in your home, and improper duct designs. Like with filters, airflow problems can cause the unit to overwork, leading to overheating and breakdown. Fixing airflow issues will help to extend the unit’s lifespan.

Clean the Condenser

The condenser is the part of the air conditioner that sits outside the house and does the actual cooling work. It’s easy to forget about it, and as a matter of fact, homeowners often only remember it when the unit fails. One way to give it an extended lifespan is by clearing shrubs, grass and bushes away. This way, you’ll prevent debris from getting into the system and help the unit run more efficiently.

Get the Right Air Conditioning Size

Ensure the air conditioner you’re considering is the right size to meet your needs. It’s a common mistake to buy a unit that’s too small or too large. If it’s too small, it will never be able to maintain a comfortable temperature in the room. Instead, it will be overworked as it tries to heat and cool the room. This will cause increased wear and tear, reducing the unit’s lifespan.

If the system is too big for your home, it will reach the desired temperature too fast. Turning off and on constantly will likely result in moisture issues and increased wear and tear on the system.

Have Regular Maintenance

It is crucial to have your air conditioner checked for problems regularly. Just because the air conditioning unit is working does not mean it does not need to be serviced. Routine maintenance will identify any developing issues and rectify them before the system breaks down. Regular maintenance will also improve the appliance’s efficiency and make it operate as if it was new.

Let the Unit Rest

It may be tempting to run your air conditioning all day and night during the hot summer months, but it is not suitable for the machine. Like any other appliance, continuously running the unit will increase the unit’s wear and tear. If it’s a cold day, leave the windows open and let the cool breeze in for a change.

Replace Filters

The unit’s filters must be maintained in good condition to work properly. The filters prevent debris, dust and dirt from entering and damaging the condenser coil. If the filters become clogged, the AC unit will have to work harder, overheating and breakdowns. This is why it is essential to check the filters and replace them if necessary.


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