We get a number of calls each week from customers that state their A/C is running constantly and struggling to keep up with the triple digit heat. With no end to the extreme temperatures in sight, there are a few things that you can do to help your home’s air conditioner work more efficiently in the Texas heat.
- Replace your A/C filter every 30 days.
- Keep your outdoor unit very clean by having it washed by an experienced technician. It will be able to function at peak efficiency when it’s clean. Grass clippings, dirt, and other debris can greatly affect its ability to keep your home cool.
- Have a service technician check things such as capacitors, refrigerant levels, fan motors, and contactors to determine if all of them are operating at the manufactures specified levels.
- Keep grass, shrubs, tress, vines, and other foliage trimmed away from the outdoor unit. Leave at least 36 inches of clear area around the entire outdoor condensing unit. This allows the unit to breathe and not overheat. Overheating will cause premature failure of the unit. It will also cause the air conditioning system to cool less efficiently, run longer than needed, and thus drive up the cost of your electric bill.
Lastly, we notice that many HVAC systems are not properly sized to keep your home cool when the outdoor temperatures are above 100 degrees. We can help with this problem. We have the knowledge and tools to design a system to keep your home cool during the extreme Texas summer. Give us a call for a free consultation.