Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for a Heatwave?

Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for a Heatwave?

Your air conditioning unit must provide enough cool air to lower the ambient room temperature during a heatwave. If the unit is not operating efficiently, then you could experience a severe increase in your utility bills. You can improve the flow of cool air into a room by cleaning the vent covers on the air ducts and also by cleaning the air ducts, which should be covered with insulation. Other techniques can be used to block the transfer of heat and to provide a more favorable environment for the air conditioning unit.


Lower the Range for the Ambient Room Temperature

The transfer of heat through a window can quickly cause an increase in the ambient room temperature. Window shades, mini blinds, drapes, and curtains can be used to block intense heat from entering a room. An awning over a window can also be used to block the heat from direct sunlight from entering a room.


Protect your Air Conditioning Unit from Heat

The transfer of heat can also directly affect your air conditioning unit because the heat from direct sunlight can cause an increase in the temperature of the air conditioning unit. You can provide shade for the air conditioning unit by installing a cover over the unit, such as an awning and a privacy fence to block sunlight.


Clean your Air Conditioning Unit to Improve the Flow of Air Around the Unit

The spaces between the fins on the installed cover on an air conditioning unit could be blocked by debris, which would impair the efficiency of the unit. You should remove any weeds or tree leaves that are blocking the flow of air around the unit.

Please contact Allstar Plumbing, Heating & Air for more advice and also for information about our HVAC inspection, maintenance and repair services.


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