Do you know what is the average age of an air conditioning unit? According to the US Department of Energy, the average lifespan is 15 to 20 years. However, that is according to “average use”. In the Albuquerque, NM, Santa Fe, NM and Rio Rancho, NM areas, we typically have some oppression heat during the months from May through October, especially in the late afternoon. This means air conditioning units are running overtime at what can feel like a constant rate.
This constant running of an air conditioning unit can put extra wear on fans, motors, coils, coolant needs, and more. This is why if you have an air conditioning unit in a high-demand area like the Albuquerque, NM, Santa Fe, NM, and Rio Rancho, NM areas, it is recommended to take extra precaution and maintenance to ensure the steady reliability of your air conditioning unit.
One of the best ways to prolong the lifespan of your air conditioning unit is to regularly schedule maintenance appointments. You can change the filter yourself at regular intervals. While many manufacturers say to change monthly, air conditioning filters can be changed less frequently depending on factors in your house including the number of residents, average air conditioning use, and more. If you need assistance in deciding how often to change your air conditioning filter, we can help you figure out a regular schedule.
The rest of the annual air conditioning maintenance can be done by Aztec Mechanical. Studies have found that annual air conditioning maintenance can save around 15% on the reduction of energy bills. And, we can schedule regular maintenance to take off the pressure of trying to remember when to schedule air conditioning maintenance.
Call Aztec Mechanical today to schedule your air conditioning maintenance. Your unit may be rated to last 15 to 20 but with the heavy use in Albuquerque heat, the life span may be shorter. Regular maintenance can extend the expected life and save you money on your monthly bills.