Every one would want to extend the life of their cooling system. Extending life does not merely mean that it continue to work without failing. It is important that your air conditioner work efficiently over an extended period of time. To extend the life of your air conditioner and make it work efficiently you need to take proper care of it. Usually an air conditioner’s expected life is about 10 to 12 years but you can extend the years by providing proper care for the unit. A few precautionary measures can help you keep your air conditioner working efficiently for an extended period of time and they are as follows. Make it a point to switch off your air conditioner for a few minutes in a day. An air conditioner that runs continuously 24hours a day will make the unit to wear out quickly.
Every year you need to check your air conditioner for any leaks which can be done with the help of a professional. If leaks are detected then it needs to be fixed immediately or else it will cause damage to the unit. Another thing you need to do to ensure extended life for your air conditioner is to clean the outdoor unit of your air conditioning system regularly. Remove the leaves and other debris and with the help of a garden hose clean the unit out of dust. Always check the air flow for obstructions from furniture or fixtures which reduces the efficiency of your air conditioner. Clean the air filters at least once in two months.