It’s that time again when many homeowners take time to inspect their homes and prepare for another year of weather changes. Whether you are living in the deep South or the West Coast Sun it’s a challenge to keep an HVAC unit running at its peak performance year-round. If you are like most homeowners you will need to replace filters, check the connections and hoses in your outdoor unit, and keep all the air ducts clear of debris and clutter that may have accumulated over the year.
One of the key reasons for making an inspection of an HVAC unit is to ensure the comfort of your home year-round. Of course, inspection becomes more important depending upon the climate where you live. For example one of the common problems of living in the South is living with the extreme heat a few days of the year. A friend of mine often has to call in an air conditioning repair gray ga because in late Summer months he faces the problem of having his HVAC unit irresponsive to the extreme heat. An unexpected person controlling the thermostat can also have dangerous consequences in extreme weather.
Solutions for Extreme Heat
Some of the solutions many homeowners use in the South is to use other things in the home to cool the house like ceiling fans and keeping the shades drawn during the day. While this discomfort may seem only a temporary fix HVAC technicians advise these tips in order to keep an HVAC unit from overheating in extreme weather. When the weather gets into extreme temperatures an HVAC unit that is designed for moderate temperatures will normally feel the strain, but there are ways to reduce the strain on the overall system.
A regular HVAC unit is not designed for temperature above 100 degrees. A good HVAC unit will run with optimum performance to temperatures 20-25 degrees below the outside temperature. Unless you know your HVAC unit is designed to function in extreme temperatures it is good to keep within the 20 degrees from outside temperature rule and this will keep your HVAC unit running within the conditions it was designed to handle. If there are any questions homeowners call the HVAC technicians who installed your unit. While using more ceiling fans, closing the shades seem problematic these small tips will save an HVAC unit from overheating or underperforming.
There are many things that can be done to keep a HVAC system operating within its best performance. Saving energy throughout the year is one problem many homeowners face. With all family members working during the day there are certain things to do to keep energy efficiency high. By keeping an HVAC unit checked for any problems before the extreme weather shows up is a good rule of thumb for happy homeowners who will avoid visiting a local HVAC repairman in the extreme weather months.