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Avoiding HVAC Strain in Summer

Written by Eric Sherwood | May 26, 2023

Woman sitting on light gray couch in a living room, enjoying cool air from the ductless mini-split system on the wall behind her.

You rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool throughout the hottest months of the year. When temperatures skyrocket, your AC system could struggle to keep up with the demand for cool air.

All Comfort Services understands the importance of reliable air conditioning. Use these tips from our team to minimize strain on your air conditioner and enjoy a cool, comfortable summer.

Keep Your AC Running When You Leave

Contrary to popular belief, turning your air conditioner off when you leave your home wastes money.

When your system is off, your rooms become more humid, creating moisture and condensation. Then, when you return, your unit has to work harder to achieve the ideal temperature.

You can achieve energy-efficient cooling by installing a:

  • Heat pump: These systems can reduce energy costs by 50%.
  • Ductless mini-split: Enjoy greater control over individual rooms with a ductless system.
  • Programmable thermostat: These devices include smart features, such as remote settings, allowing you to monitor your energy consumption and watch the savings add up.

Look for Ways To Stop Drawing Heat

Reducing the amount of heat entering your home can help your air conditioning system operate more efficiently. Take these steps to keep your home cooler:

  • Light sources: Close your blinds and drapes during the daytime as heat will warm the rooms.
  • Electronics: Turn off the lights and any electronics like a TV in rooms you’re not in.
  • Airflow: Install a ceiling fan to help increase the airflow in your home.
  • Heat sources: Use appliances that generate heat, such as dryers, stoves, and dishwashers, at night.

Close Your Doors & Windows

Opening windows and doors may let fresh air in, but it also allows cool air to escape. Instead, keep windows and doors shut when your HVAC system is running. Investing in energy-efficient thermal curtains can further prevent air from escaping through old windows, reducing demand on your AC system.

Keep Your Vents Open

Make sure your furniture and other household items don’t block your vents. Closing or blocking vents makes your system work harder to cool your home.

Replace Your Older HVAC System

While installing a new air conditioner may come with a hefty price tag, it can lower your energy costs and enhance your comfort. Older AC systems are less efficient and prone to breakdowns than newer models.

Contact All Comfort Services for an installation estimate. Our technicians will recommend the best replacement for your space and budget.

Change Your Air Conditioner Filters Regularly

A dirty air filter can clog your air conditioner and decrease the airflow, reducing your system’s life span as air cannot freely pass over evaporator coils. If left unresolved, your AC may form ice and break down.

Dirty filters also add stress to the blower motor, which pulls air into the system.

Schedule an Annual HVAC Tune-Up

Scheduling routine maintenance before the summer allows a technician to make necessary AC repairs and check components like the condenser coils and evaporator.

Other advantages include:

  • Your AC will run at peak performance.
  • Regular service reduces energy costs and lowers emergency AC repair bills.
  • It extends your AC life span to 20 years, instead of eight to 10 years.
  • Professional maintenance protects your system’s warranty.

Stay Cool All Summer

Summer scorchers can start unexpectedly and rapidly increase the heat in your home. However, a reliable HVAC system will keep the indoor atmosphere comfortable. If your system malfunctions or needs replacing, turn to All Comfort Services.

Our background-checked and drug-screened technicians are NATE-certified. We offer flexible financing, online specials, and same-day service, ensuring your AC will receive the care it needs when you need it. When you choose us, you can have peace of mind knowing we back our services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Whether you need an AC repair, tune-up, or replacement, All Comfort Services is your one-stop shop.

Call (608) 838-7300 to schedule HVAC services in McFarland, Madison, or nearby.

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