How to Keep Your HVAC From Getting Worn Out in Year-Round Warm Spots

January 07, 2021

Living in an area that's warm throughout the year could take a toll on your AC equipment. The high outdoor temperatures accelerate the system's wear and tear. Follow the tips below so you won't have to face a worn out HVAC system anytime soon.

Plant Trees for Shade

If your home is sitting in the full sun, it's going to be hotter than a house with tall trees around it. As a result, your HVAC system will work harder to keep your home cool. Planting some shade trees will help keep temperatures down, meaning that your HVAC unit won't have to run as hard to keep your home comfortable.

Improve Insulation

Having minimal insulation also makes your home hotter and your HVAC system work harder. Improve your home's insulation to make your system work more efficiently.

Keep Trees and Shrubs Trimmed

Plants and shrubbery that's too close to your outdoor condenser unit can block airflow and make your cooling system work harder than necessary to provide cooling comfort. Keep checking the unit regularly to ensure your landscaping isn't intruding on your unit. Trim the shrubs, flowers, and trees that are growing too close to it.

Schedule an Inspection

The high outdoor temperatures increase your AC system's operation and can result in a worn out HVAC unit. You can avoid excessive wear and tear on the system by scheduling frequent HVAC inspections. During inspections, your technician will locate problems before they make your system stop operating or create the need for costly repair bills.

 

Dehumidify the Air

Warmer temperatures usually come with higher humidity levels. Your AC system removes excess humidity from your indoor air. This process wears out your system when there's high humidity.

 

Experts recommend an indoor humidity level of below 50%. The most reliable way to manage the moisture inside your home and avoid having a worn out HVAC system is installing a dehumidifier directly on your system. Alternatively, you could buy a stand-alone dehumidifier and manually manage the humidity levels.

 

When the time comes to replace your old worn out HVAC system, make sure you pick a properly sized system. If you need help with replacing an old system or would like to schedule a comprehensive inspection or invest in energy-saving upgrades, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, proudly serving Monmouth and Ocean counties.