It’s getting hot in here, but unlike you, your home can’t take off all its clothes.
The systems in your home are designed to withstand normal temperature variances, but once the mercury starts to make a fast move northward in those thermometers, you may see problems arise. We most frequently hear about these issues during the winter with freezing pipes, but the summer months can be just as damaging to your home’s main systems.
Think about an HVAC system, which really is designed to cool about twenty degrees below outside temperatures for normal operation. Yesterday’s high here in San Antonio reached 105, which would mean that the average A/C really could only support cooling to 85 without some serious overhaul. I don’t know about you, but even 85 doesn’t seem that appealing to me. Plus, you have to consider that the extra work you put on your system to try and get below that temp could be too much, especially for smaller or older systems. End result? A frozen up or even broken cooling system.
So to keep your system from reaching its limits, always remember to have your units serviced regularly (twice per year is recommended), and coolant levels checked. Insulating your home isn’t just for the winter either and proper, efficient insulation can keep the cold in and frustration (not to mention electric bills) at a minimum.
If you need an excellent A/C repairman, call Al Metheny at (210) 365-0646. We’ve used him multiple times and he always delivers fast service at great prices. If you’d like some more recommendations, give one of our agents and they’ll be happy to help you find the right service professional for your needs.
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