Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my air conditioner last?
Quality, well maintained air conditioners can last up to 15 years. However, even with proper maintenance, it is not unusual to begin to see issues with your air conditioning unit seven to ten years after purchase. The best way to get the most out of your system is to check your filters monthly, keep the outdoor unit clean, and store the unit in the shade.
Whats the best temperature to set my thermostat at?
It is best and most cost-efficient to set your thermostat at the highest temperature where you and your family still feel comfortable. For many, the temperature is between 75 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but for others it is much lower.
Should I have professional maintenance on my unit?
Professional maintenance goes much further in detail than the typical homeowner ever focuses on. Things like refrigerant levels and cleaning of the coil will be checked in professional maintenance. Having a professional come and check on your unit once or twice a year will help your unit last longer and catch problems while they are still manageable.
How often should I change my filter?
The number of people and pets in your home will determine the answer to this question. We recommend checking the filter monthly for discolorations or plugs, both indications that you need a new filter. This is typically 30 to 90 days after installation.
How do I know it is time for a new air conditioner?
At seven years old, it is likely that the cost of fixing a problem with an air conditioning unit will be much more costly and time consuming than purchasing a new unit. An older unit that requires frequent repairs, cools poorly, or causes your energy bill to go up probably needs to be replaced.