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How to Prolong the Working Life of Your Air Conditioning System | Part 2

Australia’s summer is steadily getting hotter each passing year because of this, air conditioning systems are a great investment. To ensure you can fully enjoy the hard-earned money you’ve used for your cooling system, do these simple tricks below and help prolong the lifespan of your air conditioning system.

How to Prolong the Working Life of Your Air Conditioning System | Part 2

Every year you can continuously use your air conditioning system with ease, the more money you are putting in your savings. So, to help you keep your cooling system longer, here is part 2 of how to prolong the working life of your air conditioning system.


6. Clear out airflow obstructions

Unattended clutters in your air conditioner’s vent can cause problems with its airflow. Therefore, you must ensure that your system’s vents and return inlets are free from anything that can obstruct its airflow.

There are other things such as the following, aside from the clutters that can obstruct the airflow of your cooling system.

  • Blocked air registers
  • Leaking air ducts
  • Improper designs of ducts

These airflow obstructions can overwork your cooling system and lead to early breakdown. To help prolong the life of your air conditioning system, make sure to clear out the clutters around it. We also advise you to call a professional air conditioning contractor to evaluate your cooling system. They can properly check your unit and see if the other airflow problems above are present in it.


7. Keep the surroundings of the condenser clean

The heart of your air conditioning system is the condenser. If it breaks down, then your entire cooling system will be dead. For those who are not familiar with it, it’s the unit installed outside your house. Often, this part of the cooling system is easily forgotten.

So, if you want to prolong the working life of your air conditioning system, make sure to take care of the condenser as well. Keep its surrounding clean and make sure it’s under the shade away from direct sunlight.

Remove unnecessary bushes and shrubs around it. This way, the possibility of the clutters being sucked in the condenser is reduced and your unit can work efficiently.


8. Always clean the drain ports

Clog drain ports of window type air conditioners cause water to leak in the system. As a result, the unit will not work properly. It’ll prevent the air conditioner from diminishing humidity in your home and leads to moisture build-up. If left unattended, this will lead your unit to breakdown.

Keep the drain ports clean and clutter-free to ensure it can easily operate for a longer time.


9. Use a smart system

Another way to make your air conditioning unit last longer is by using a smart system.

A smart system can help your air conditioner become automated. It’ll provide you with the options to automatically turn on or off your cooling system depending on your settings. This means, your system can operate smarter and better, which can significantly prolong the working life of your air conditioning system.


10. Work with a professional air conditioning technician

Want a sure-fire trick to enjoy your air conditioning system longer than expected? Here’s what you need to keep in mind.

Refrain from dealing with issues in your air conditioning system by yourself. So, DIY is a big NO. Whether it’s about installing the air conditioner, removing the air filters, or cleaning its coils.

It’ll be best for you and for your cooling system to work with a professional air conditioning technician. They have the licensed, proper training, and right tools for installing, cleaning, repairing, and maintaining air conditioners. Their expertise can contribute to the longevity of your cooling system.

Therefore, if you want to prolong the working life of your air conditioning system, working with the professionals will be the best thing to do.


Looking for a professional way to prolong your air conditioning system?


Choose Wahoo Air Conditioning. We have a licensed and qualified team of air conditioning technician that can apply proper maintenance to your system in  ClontarfBalmoralBribie IslandBulimbaGreen SlopesHawthorneMorningside, Noosa, North BrisbaneNorth LakesRedcliffeSouth Brisbane, and North Lakes.


Want to keep your air conditioning unit longer than it’s expected lifespan? We can help with regular servicing. Call us now or fill out our online form and send us your air conditioning concerns.