How to Make Your HVAC Last Longer

The central air conditioning system that you have will have a lifespan associated with it.  As a general rule of thumb, most central air conditioning systems last for around 10 to 15 years.Once you get to that 15-year period, you get to the point where things start to break down. Repairs are needed, perhaps even a replacement.Many HVAC Jacksonville FL homeowners have systems that have lasted 25 years or more.How is this possible?It all comes down to proactive maintenance and the level of care that you give to your particular system.


Professional Tune-Ups


Professional tune-ups can go a long way in helping your HVAC Jacksonville FL system last much longer.It is all about preventative maintenance.It is the absolute best solution to continue the system’s lifespan.Have a professional come out regularly to inspect the system and give it a thorough cleaning.Professional cleaning of the system, as well as inspection, will help to uncover minor ailments the system may be suffering from.When identified early, these can be corrected before they turn more major.


Think About Air Conditioning Placement


When you initially have the HVAC Jacksonville FL system installed, think about the placement of it.You want to try to keep them away from direct sunlight.When they are not getting pelted by the UV rays of the sun, they will inherently take less wear and tear.Underneath a spot of the home where there is shade can help in a big way.


Keep the Debris Away


Be sure that you are keeping debris away from the system.When the leaves fall, clean them up around the unit so that it is not enclosed.Try to keep from laying objects on top of or around the HVAC Jacksonville FL system as well.The cleaner the area around it, the better the units will be for the long-term.  


Change the Air Filter


Changing out the air filter may seem like a given, but it is a tactic that is often ignored by homeowners.Make sure that the air filters are changed at least every six months or so, depending on how much you use the system.If the system is under heavy use, every three months is going to be preferred.A clean air filter is going to help air flow and efficiency so that the system simply runs better.


Air Duct Inspection


Having the air ducts inspected is also highly beneficial.Be sure that the air ducts are free and clear of any blockages and that the registers are open.Professionals should be inspecting the air ducts for signs of mold to remove dirt and grime built up annually.


A lot can be done to extend the lifespan of your HVAC Jacksonville FL system.Be careful to pay close attention to the system’s needs.  If you think something is wrong, act quickly and reach out to us at J&W Heating and Air.The more you ignore potential HVAC issues, the bigger they can develop.We are here to help you extend the life of your system by not just months, but by years!

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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