We are hiring! Read More

Skip navigation

615-834-3777

Serving Nashville, TN

615-834-3777

Serving Nashville & Middle Tennessee

24 Hour Service Available

Menu

Precision Air Blog

How To Help Your AC Last As Long As Possible

hand drawing check box on a white background

As the summer rages on, the temperatures outside are getting hotter and hotter. Most of the country won’t see any relief from the summer heat until the latter part of 2022. The average homeowner in the Nashville area realizes the importance of a functional HVAC unit, especially during the hotter months of the year. 

Avoiding problems with your air conditioning in Nashville, TN will require both routine maintenance and occasional repairs. Due to the rising cost of new HVAC units, keeping your existing system around for as long as possible should be a top priority. Here are some things you can do to extend the life of your HVAC system.

Using The Auto Setting is a Good Idea

If you look at the thermostat in your home, you will notice two main fan settings. The “on” fan setting will keep the fan attached to your HVAC unit running all of the time. As you can imagine, continuous use can lead to your fan getting worn out quickly.

Rather than using the “on” fan setting, you need to switch it over to “auto”. This setting will only activate your fan when the HVAC unit comes on. By altering this setting, you can reduce the strain on certain HVAC components.

Professional Preventative Maintenance is Vital

There are only a few things a homeowner can do to keep their HVAC unit running efficiently. Trying to handle jobs involving HVAC maintenance or repairs can cause lots of damage. This is why you need to realize the importance of hiring an HVAC professional to perform routine preventative maintenance.

During this maintenance procedure, a technician will check things like refrigerant levels, the condition of your condenser and your ductwork. Once this maintenance procedure is completed, you can get an accurate assessment of how well your existing AC unit is holding up. Routine maintenance also allows you to discover repair issues early on and get them fixed before your unit breaks down.

Make Sure Your Home is Well Insulated

One of the worst things you can do to your HVAC unit is to keep it running constantly. HVAC units that run for hours on end will get overworked. Consistently overworking your unit can lead to it wearing out prematurely. If all of the air being cooled by your AC unit escapes through cracks and crevices in your home, it is only a matter of time before this system gets overworked.

Checking the condition of the insulation in your attic is a wise move. If you notice the insulation in your home is old or damaged, having it replaced is imperative.

With the addition of new attic insulation, you can keep your home cooler and reduce the strain put on your HVAC unit. Consulting with professionals in the insulation industry is the best way to figure out which replacement insulation is best for your home.

Contact Precision Air, Inc today to schedule an appointment today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Comfort is a must, call the experts you trust.

Comments are closed.

Join our Mailing List: