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What is life expectancy of L G air conditioner if properly serviced, Model LBM's?

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Normally 3 Star rated and 5 star rated compressor are life for 12 to 15 years, if properly maintained.
And also depends on replacement of spares when required. It should be original spare/s replacement.
But normally, 10 to 12 years life for any air conditioner with proper voltage and proper maintenance is there. thanks and hope, it's helpful.

Posted on Feb 07, 2011

  • petra421 Feb 07, 2011

    Thank you, the answer was very helpful.



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What should I do to improve the life expectancy of my air conditioner?

In order to improve the life expectancy of your AC, do the following:

  1. Make sure that you clean your filters regularly. When it is time replace them.
  2. Having checks done by a seasoned professional to find issues early.
  3. Use drapes and screens to make sure that the air does to get of your room
  4. When using the AC shut the doors and windows tightly.
In case you find issue you can look up AC Repair folks in your city in order to solve the issue.

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What type of Air Filter should I use for my air conditioner / heater?

If you are wondering what type of air filter to use in your air conditioner/heater, you probably have already discovered there is a large variety of air filters out there to choose from.

There are several factors to consider when the choosing the best air filter to suit your needs.

1. Maintenance : level of difficulty ; interval of service
2. Efficiency : level of desired filtration and its affect on system performance
3. Annual Cost : Material and labor

Maintenance is something that can be overlooked at first. Afterall, it's just a filter, right? Filter types range from disposable to permanent. Disposables are pulled out, thrown away, and replaced with a new disposable filter. Permanent air filters must be removed, cleaned, allowed time to dry, and re-installed. Permanent air filters may or may not require electricity.

Efficiency is determined by a MERV rating of 1 thru 16 with "1" being the lowest and "16" being the highest. Low end residential air filters generally have a rating between 1 & 5. Medium grades range between 5 & 9. Higher grades are in the 9-11 range. Utimate is 11 - 13. The lower the rating, the lower the efficiency of air filtration but higher airflow due to lower resistance. The higher the rating, the higher the efficiency of air filtration but lower airflow due to higher resistance. Lower MERV ratings have minimal affects on your air conditioner/furnace performance. Higher MERV ratings can decrease the amount of air passing through the system creating system performance issues which could lead to system failure and/or decreased life. If Maximum efficiency is desired, it is recommended you consult with your HVAC contractor who can help you identify a filtration system to satisfy your needs without comprimising the performance and life expectancy of your heating and air conditioning system. Maximum efficiency air filtration will not only be capable of capturing fine particles, but it can also capture bacteria and smoke. If you determine that Maximum efficiency is not in your budget and/or not required, you should be able to install an air filter with a MERV rating of 1 - 11 without needing to consult with a contractor. MERV 8 has been laboratory tested to capture mold spores which are a big contributor to Mold in an A/C system. Additional Information on MERV Ratings - Click Here. Lower efficiency filters allow more particles to pass through which could end up getting trapped in today's higher efficiency evaporator coils. Today's coils have much smaller gaps than their predecessors making them more susceptible to collecting debris and requiring costly professional cleanings.

Annual Cost is another often-overlooked consideration when deciding what type of air filter to use. To determine annual cost, you must try to determine approximately how often you will need to replace/service your air filter and the costs of labor & materials involved. I include labor because if you have a hard-to-reach air filter or a high efficiency air filter/cleaner that requires special care, you may need a contractor to perform the service for you. Of course, if you are doing the service yourself, there is no labor involved with the exception of your own time and gas, etc. If you choose the ever-popular disposable air filter route, you should consider pleated-type air filters. Pleated Air Filters have more face area than standard air filters; therefore, they typically have a longer life expectancy - up to 3 times longer for every inch of filter thickness. In short, when determinining annual cost, you must calculate labor/material cost and multiply that cost by the number of times a year the service will need to be provided.

Proper maintenance and upkeep of your air filtration system is the single, most important service your heating & air conditioning system requires to keep it running at top performance and maintain peak life expectancy. Careful consideration is needed to determine what type of filter will meet your family's needs both on a comfort level as well as financially.

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Save cost with some precautions

Precautions to be taken in air conditioners and to save cost.

These are some useful precautions to be taken in air conditioners (A/C).Improper refrigerant charge can damage your compressor, which is the heart of your air conditioning system; this is an expensive air conditioner repair. Systems improperly charged will cause increased electric bills because this will reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning system. The proper refrigerant charge will provide longer equipment life, lower your utility bills and reduce the need for air conditioning service.
A dirty condenser coil (outside unit) will reduce your air conditioning systems ability to remove and reject heat from your home. This will cause your system to run longer and increase your electric bills. The benefit of a clean condenser coil is proper heat rejection, reduced run time and lower energy bills. A dirty air conditioning condenser can lead to system failure and the need for you air conditioner to be repaired, dirt and house dust that escapes through your air conditioning filter can cling to the cold moist coil. This will restrict the air flow through the coil reducing your air conditioning system of performance and capacity. Maintaining the evaporator coil will ensure that proper air flow is delivered to all areas of your home, increase comfort levels, provide a cleaner healthier indoor environment. Inspecting and changing your air filter on a monthly basis will help prevent air conditioner repairs.
As your air conditioning system removes heat from your home, humidity is extracted from the air. The condensation created by warmer air passing over a cold coil must be drained from your system. This is done through a condensate drain line. The drain must be checked and cleared of algae build up or foreign particles clogging the drain, which could cause water damage to the ceiling or floors of your home. By keeping your air conditioner drain line clear you will reduce the need for air conditioning service and overflow problems which can result in water damage. Proper draining will also aid in maintaining indoor humidity levels.
Cause of air flow
Dirty blower wheels can affect the air flow to your home; limit your air conditioning system's capacity and your comfort. It can also spread dust particles which irritate sinus and allergies. A clean blower wheel and fan motor will provide maximum air flow, improved comfort levels and proper cooling. Most of air conditioner repairs are caused by dirt and the lack of maintenance.
Cause of electrical panel
Your thermostat should be properly calibrated. This will ensure accurate temperature control and operating cycle. This will save you on operating cost and assure your comfort level. Moving parts in need of lubrication can cause increased electrical consumption and air conditioner repairs. This is due to additional power required to overcome the resistance in motors and drive shafts that are not lubricated. Proper system lubrication will offer smooth motor and shaft operation, extended part life and less air conditioner repairs. The electrical components on your air conditioning system should be inspected regularly for signs of wear. Faulty electrical components can lead to very expensive air conditioning repairs. A thorough inspection will reduce the need for air conditioner service if the faulty or worn parts are replaced when found.
Carrying this tips help reduce the amount of air conditioner repairs you will encounter over your air conditioning systems lifespan. If you are in need of air conditioner service make sure the company you choose is licensed and insured to do the required repair work (warranty) .

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