Written on: August 1, 2022

Can Hot Temperatures Make Your A/C Fail?

What To Do When Your System Can’t Take the Heat

central air repair new yorkWhile 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:

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