You want your air conditioner to be efficient, especially during the warmer months. Several factors can affect the performance of your equipment, one of which is outdoor temperatures. If you are having difficulty keeping your home cool in summer, contact a reliable technician to have your AC checked.
Read on to learn more about what extreme heat can do to your equipment.
Extreme Heat & Air Conditioners
Experienced professionals will always consider your location before recommending a heating and air conditioning system. While your HVAC might be suitable for your climate, its performance can still be decreased when it’s very hot outside. As your equipment tries to reach your desired temperature, your living space might only be 15 to 20 degrees cooler than the outdoor temperature.
What You Can Do to Keep Your AC Efficient
Regular tune-ups go a long way in keeping your HVAC system efficient. During routine maintenance, your technician will clean the components of your equipment, improving its performance. Professionals know the best ways to improve the efficiency of heating and cooling systems.
Experts recommend replacing HVAC filters every one to three months. You might need to replace yours more frequently if someone in the family has allergies or you live in an area where dust in the air is high. During the warmer months, your AC is regularly running. Clogged or dirty filters will cause the unit to work harder than it should, compromising its performance and system components. If your AC is at least a decade old, it might not be meeting your cooling needs because it’s nearing the end of its life.
When it’s time to replace your old AC unit, consider high-quality Carrier® cooling systems. Turn to Air Quality Heating & Air Conditioning for superior HVAC solutions. Call us at (408) 920-3910 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in San Jose and nearby areas.