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Do You Think Your AC Can Make It Through the Summer Heat?

Summer officially begins this month, and temperatures are already high. As summer heats up, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is working at its best to cool your home adequately and efficiently. But what if your AC is showing signs that it can’t keep up this year?

As your AC gets older, it naturally loses some of its efficiency. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept defeat. If you need AC repair or AC replacement in Cedar Hill, TX, our team is here to help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the signs that your AC is reaching the end of its life.

How Heat Impacts Your AC

The hotter it gets outside, the harder your air conditioner has to work to keep your home cool. Just think about doing yard work in the spring when the weather is nice. You probably enjoy your tasks even though they require effort. But when it is very hot outside, you may not enjoy your hard work as much because it takes so much more effort in the heat. 

Your air conditioner is just the same. It has to work much harder the higher temperatures get. So if your air conditioner has been struggling during the spring season, the problems will only get worse as temperatures heat up. If you haven’t scheduled AC maintenance, you can still do so now. Our team can inspect your air conditioner and give you an idea of whether it will last you through another cooling season.

Humidity Considerations

Extra moisture in the air can take a toll on your AC system. It may be working harder to cool your home for two reasons. First, it is trying to remove more humidity from the air during the cooling process. Second, if humidity levels remain high, your home naturally feels warmer than it really is. This could mean that you end up turning your thermostat lower in an attempt to cool your home better.

But even without setting your thermostat temperature lower, humidity is still a problem. If the air in your home never reaches your desired temperature because it is heavy and warm, your air conditioner will stay on for longer cooling cycles and take on more wear and tear.

Airflow In and Out

Your AC needs adequate airflow and to have the air necessary to cool and blow into your home. It also needs to have good airflow out to release heat and humidity outside of your home. For your inside unit, you can check your air filter to make sure it’s not clogged. Changing the air filter on time is a great way to ensure you have good airflow coming into the system.

When it comes to the outdoor unit, check the coils to make sure they are clean and free from debris. You can also hose the coils off with the gentle water pressure if they get dirty.

System Age 

If you have an older air conditioner it’s more likely that it will need to be replaced. The average AC lifespan is usually around 15 years. The closer that your air conditioner gets to this age marker, the more likely it is that you will have to invest in a new unit. 

Contact Republic Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Revolutionizing the Customer Experience.

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