If you’ve ever bought a new Tampa air conditioning system, you know it’s nothing to scoff at; brand new AC units can cost thousands of dollars. Because AC systems are so costly, it’s important that once you get one installed, you do all you can to maintain it and prolong its life so it lasts you and your home for the long haul.

Do you want to extend the lifespan of your Tampa air conditioning unit? Then follow these tips:

  • Keep it shaded – The hotter your AC unit it is, the harder it’s going to have to work to cool your home. Help keep your system from getting overworked (and from running up your energy bills) by installing a shade or planting a tree nearby. The cooler the area around your unit is, the more effective it will be.
  • Make sure you have good insulation – Insulation plays a huge role in how much your AC system has to work. Up-to-date, high-quality insulation helps keep the cool air in and the hot air out, so your unit doesn’t have to constantly work at full speed to cool your home. Poor insulation will let all the cool air out, and your AC will be working around the clock to make up for it. This means more wear and tear in the long run.
  • Keep it clean – Every month or so, go clean the area around your AC unit. Sweep any leaves or debris away, and dust off the fans and sides with a towel. You can even spray the entire unit down with a hose. This will keep dirt and grime from building up in your unit and affecting its functionality.
  • Hire a pro – Have a professional maintenance team come out once a year to inspect your machine. They can make any necessary minor repairs, recommend fixes and help ensure your unit is working as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Want to prolong the life of your Tampa air conditioning unit? Contact Air Zero today. Our team will inspect your unit, your insulation, and your ductwork and ensure your system will last your home for the long haul.