3 Ways to Extend the Service Life of Your HVAC Equipment

As a homeowner, one of the most significant investments you can make is in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Let’s find ways to protect your investment.

A good heating and cooling system can keep your home comfortable year-round, but it’s crucial to remember these systems do not last forever. In fact, the average life span of an HVAC system is about 15 years before it slows down.

However, there are a few things you can do to extend the life of your HVAC system and save yourself money in the long run.

Bryant Colorado connects you to nearby Bryant Factory Authorized Dealers who can recommend tips on how to get the most value from your HVAC system.

We work with dealers in Southern ColoradoNorthern ColoradoEastern PlainsWestern SlopeDenver Metro-WestDenver Metro-EastDenver Metro-North, or Denver Metro-South. Click our Find A Dealer link to get started.

HVAC Tips for Homeowners

Whether you want to upgrade your HVAC equipment or tune up your system, you can count on a Bryant Dealer to help. Follow these recommendations to enjoy improved comfort and lower energy bills:

  1. Schedule Regular Maintenance
    One of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your HVAC system is to schedule regular maintenance. That includes an annual tune-up from a qualified Bryant technician.

    During a tune-up, the technician will clean the system, check for any problems, and make any necessary repairs. We recommend tuning up your AC in the spring, and your heating system before winter arrives.

    The most significant benefit you’ll enjoy with professional maintenance is peace of mind. Your Bryant technician will address any minor issue before it becomes a costly repair, saving you money.
  1. Change Your Air Filters Regularly
    It seems obvious, but many homeowners neglect to change the air filter on their HVAC system routinely.

    Big mistake. A clogged filter forces your system to work harder to circulate air, wearing down parts much faster.

    Your air filter is one of the most essential parts of your HVAC system. It helps to keep dirt, dust, and other allergens out of your air. Check your filter every month and follow your manufacturer’s recommendation on when to replace or clean it.

    Replacing a clogged filter with a clean one can improve HVAC efficiency by 5 to 15 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). If it’s dirty, replace it right away.
  1. Keep the Area Around Your Outdoor Unit Clear
    The outdoor unit of your HVAC system is responsible for removing heat from your home. If the area around the unit is cluttered, it can restrict airflow and cause the system to work harder. This can lead to increased wear and tear on the system and shorten its life span.

    Trim back any vegetation that is growing around the unit. Remove any debris, such as leaves and branches, from the area. Create at least two feet of clear space around the unit.

How to Save Money on Your Energy Bills

Here are a few other things you can do to extend the life of your HVAC system and lower your energy bills:

Call Bryant for All Your Heating and Cooling

Protect your HVAC investment and take control of your climate. Bryant Colorado has a network of licensed Bryant Dealers ready to assist with your next project. Click our Find A Dealer link and schedule your free consultation today.