While high temperatures themselves don’t directly put your air conditioner in a tailspin, we all know that cooling units must work a lot harder when it’s super-hot outside. The extra effort required of air conditioners when it’s sweltering puts added stress and strain on your cooling equipment. So, what can you do? Read on to learn the ins and outs of operating your A/C during the hottest months of the year, and how some tweaks can make a big difference for your unit’s longevity – and your energy bills.
How Hot is Too Hot for Your A/C?
Much like with humans, the older and more out-of-shape an air conditioner is, the more likely it is that the strain of later life and extreme conditions will take its toll. There’s no magic number that can cause your air conditioner to kick the bucket, but technicians have noted that older model A/Cs really start to struggle when temperatures outside approach 100 degrees and stay that way for days or weeks at a time.
How To Relieve Strain on Your A/C
Finding that balance between being comfortable in your own home and reducing the stress on your cooling equipment can be a challenge. If you are facing this dilemma, consider:
Setting your thermostat a little warmer than your ideal preference in the summer can, of course, reduce strain on your air conditioner. However, this classic tip still doesn’t give your A/C equipment a break from constant cooling efforts.
Keeping up with cooling system maintenance. Just like your car, your home cooling system needs regular maintenance to perform at its best. That’s why we offer air conditioner tune-ups and cooling system maintenance that can improve the energy use of your unit by up to 10%, with options to suit every budget.
Making the most of your A/C system with a service plan for your Long Island, NY home. Swezey’s service plan includes comprehensive seasonal tune-ups to keep your system working at its best when you need it most. The peace of mind combined with added value and built-in discounts will help you keep your air conditioning system running smoothly and efficiently.
Replacing your old system with an energy-efficient air conditioning system. This upgrade can save you up to 40% on your cooling expenses! And with today’s new, high-efficiency air-cooling systems, upgrading your home air conditioner might be the best way to save you money in the long run. Don’t suffer through another Long Island summer with a worn-out air conditioner. Contact Swezey today and see how affordable a new air conditioner installation can be.
Increasing cooling capabilities by installing ductless mini-splits. If you have a room or other area that requires extra cooling efforts, a ductless mini-split could be the answer for you. The expert technicians at Swezey can install a high-quality, high-efficiency mini-split air conditioning system in any room of your Long Island home, without the cost or hassle of adding ducts or another framework.
Need A/C Service? Depend on Swezey to Keep You Cool…for Less!
Whether your A/C needs repair, maintenance, or an upgrade, Swezey is the place to be. Our highly trained, Suffolk County–based team of expert A/C technicians can service all makes, models and systems—old and new—for your home or business.