Mr. Andersen’s Tips

What is the average lifespan of an air conditioning unit?

The average lifespan is about 10 to 12 years of age. Once your cooling system reaches its lifespan you might see increases in your utility bill or your unit stops blowing cool air all together, or each cooling season you are always experiencing some type of repair. Once your unit reaches this age, Andersen can help recommend a new system that will run more efficiently keeping you cool on those hot summer days. Andersen offers free estimates and our specialist will be happy to walk through any questions you may have.

What is the average lifespan of a heating system?

The average lifespan is about 12 to 14 years of age. Once your heating system reaches its lifespan you might see increases in your gas bill. It’s very important for homeowners with older heating systems to have several carbon monoxide detectors in the home and to check them frequently to make sure they are in working order. Older furnaces when experiencing certain problems can leak carbon monoxide into your home. If you are a Preferred Maintenance Agreement Customer we will make sure this does not happen.

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How often should my filters be changed?

Andersen recommends checking your filters monthly. If you can hold them up to a light and see the light clearly, you can keep using that filter. If the light is diluted, it’s time to change those filters. Checking and replacing your filters are one of the most simple and inexpensive things you can do to keep your system running efficiently.

What type of filters should I buy?

The disposable filters work just fine and allow air to move freely through your system. Tired of buying filters? Contact our customer service team and ask about Andersen-Exclusive permanent filters for your home!

Should I have maintenance done on my system regularly?

Having your system inspected on a regular basis is recommended by all major manufacturers. Your heating and cooling system is a mechanical system that is a large investment. Just like you would you own vehicle, your system needs care throughout the years in order to extend the systems life!

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Why should I become a Preferred Maintenance Agreement customer?

Preferred Maintenance customer’s get perks! You get two visits a year by the technician of your choice. We will check all working components, refrigerant levels, and clean your system. You will also receive a 15% discount on all repairs as long as you are a Preferred Maintenance Agreement Customer. You will receive special promotional items that Non -Preferred Customers are not privileged too!

How can I make my system more efficient?

Maintenance! Maintenance! Maintenance!
Programmable thermostats can help make your system more efficient. Andersen offers a wide range of programmable thermostats that will help increase the efficiency of your system and minimize power bills.
Clean and replace filters monthly. Make sure your registers are not blocked by furniture, area rugs, or drapes.
During the winter, open your blinds to let the sun in to help warm your home.
During the summer, close your blinds to block the suns heat from entering your home.
Well insulated attics will also improve the overall heating and cooling of your home!