How To Extend the Life of Your AC

When itís Summer in Texas, chances are you or someone you know has to buy a new air conditioning unit. And in this heat? YIKES! You can hardly sit a few seconds in your car without blasting the air conditioning, much less sit in a house of stale, hot air.†

So, letís look into a few ways that you can help to extend and preserve the life of your AC. We want to help you avoid costly repairs and high energy bills!

  1. Air Circulation is your friend. As your air conditioner pumps cold air into your home, it needs proper airflow to operate efficiently. Double-check all of your vents to make sure they are open and clear of any obstructions.†
  2. Replace your filter every 30-60 days to help save you money on energy bills and improve the overall efficiency.
  3. Clean your ducts and AC unit regularly. Air ducts collect dust and dirt that can cause the air quality in your home to suffer. Your outdoor AC unit will have a much better chance at a long-lasting life span when you make sure to clean up around it. Especially in the Fall!
  4. Donít overwork your AC. If you arenít home, turn it off or set it to a comfortable temperature to come back to. Check out our tips on how to keep your house cool!

At First Defense Insulation, we offer services such as duct cleaning and air sealing to ensure that your air circulation and air quality are performing in tip-top shape! If you are experiencing high energy bills and a HOT home, you may have issues with your insulation installation. We offer free home comfort inspections, call us today at 713-808-9853 to speak with a representative!