If you’re like most people who are on the market for a new AC system, you’ve probably wondered how long a standard central air conditioner should last. The short answer is that a good quality, durable air conditioner has a lifespan between 12-15 years. But what makes an air conditioner durable and long-lasting? Air conditioners … Continue reading Air Conditioner Durability: How Long Should a Central Air Conditioner Last?
Learn how long your air conditioner compressor should last, as well as the life expectancy of other parts of your air conditioner. Estimating the Life Expectancy of Different Parts in Your AC An average air conditioner can last up to 12 to 15 years depending on the model and maintenance over the years, but certain … Continue reading Life Expectancy of the Different Parts in Your Air Conditioner
When the sun is absolutely baking, your natural instinct is to crank up the air conditioner. What isn’t natural is for your home cooling system to make the following sounds: Hisses. Bangs. Clicks. Should you discover that your AC is making some unsettling noises, there are a few things you can do: Turn it off … Continue reading Why Does My Air Conditioner Hiss, Bang, and Click?
If you are the kind of person who needs the best of the best, a good SEER rating for your AC is the highest on the market (at time of writing, 23 SEER). But the platinum package, highest efficiency air conditioner might not be right for everybody. In fact, most families stay comfortable, both physically … Continue reading What is the Best SEER Rating for My Air Conditioner.
Most home heating and cooling systems follow the conventional form in which an air conditioner or heat pump outdoors is paired with a heating appliance indoors. In this kind of system, the indoor unit circulates air through ducts to every room in the house. But what if you don’t have space for ducts, or you … Continue reading What’s a Mini Split Ductless Air Conditioning System?
Here are 5 ways to spend less on the various forms of energy we pay for as homeowners. Get yourself in hot water. Water heaters total almost 20% of your total energy bill every month, so there’s a huge opportunity for savings here. The less heat wasted, the more $$$ saved. One way to preserve the … Continue reading Reduce the Ongoing Expenses of Home Ownership
Seasonal air conditioner maintenance is the most important factor in extending the lifespan and maintaining the efficiency of your central air conditioning system. Ordinary wear and tear, especially dirt and grime buildup, can cause your AC to overwork, struggle, overheat and eventually break down. A quick clean will help you catch any smaller problems before they … Continue reading How to Keep Your AC Healthy Between Service Visits