This summer, temperatures have already climbed in Nashville and many homes are already running their ACs regularly. Meanwhile, the thought of your AC going out during the summer or needing to be replaced can be an alarming prospect that has you worried about being without AC during the hottest months or the need to schedule an expensive AC replacement that you might not have in the budget.
These tips can help you extend the life of your AC so that it reliably makes it through the summer without excessive repairs or replacement.
Tips for Extending the Life of Your AC
Most air conditioners are designed to last for 15 to 20 years, which means replacing one is going to be a significant investment. For this reason, many homeowners want strategies that will let them push their AC replacement off another year or two while still being able to keep their homes comfortable throughout upcoming summers. Some of the best ways to do this include:
- Getting Repairs Early – Most issues are easiest and most cost effective to repair the earlier you detect them. This also means less time an issue has to get worse, potentially to the point of damaging the entire system and necessitating replacement. Some of the signs that you should look out for include short cycling, an AC not turning off, high bills, or strange smells.
- Scheduling Annual Maintenance – A yearly AC tune up is an opportunity for a professional to look over your system and make any adjustments and perform regular maintenance steps that may be necessary to keep your system running as well as possible. Normally the best time of the service is normally in the spring, but you can conduct it in the fall and other times if necessary.
- Turn Up the Temperature – Setting your thermostat too low can make your AC have to work too hard to cool your house and put unnecessary stress on it. Instead, turn up your AC a few degrees and give it time to cool your home.
These practices will be valuable in helping you extend the life of your air conditioning and avoid costly repairs in the meantime. Lewis Comfort Control, a Nashville HVAC maintenance company, can help you with the annual service and repairs necessary for your AC.
When the time comes and installing a new AC will be more affordable than a continuing to repair and maintain an old one, our team can manage the installation process. Reach out to Lewis Comfort Control for the help you need with your AC this summer.