How Your A/C Performs in Extreme Heat
The hot temperatures and humidity continue to linger in Ohio with an extended heatwave that has settled into our region. Are you concerned about the operation of your air conditioner in this extreme heat?
DID YOU KNOW?
Most A/C and heat pump systems in our region are only prepared to cool efficiently up to approx. 90 degrees.
Because cooling systems are only designed to keep your home up to 20 degrees cooler than the outdoor temperature, once that outdoor temperature soars above the 90-degree level, you can expect to feel a few degrees of inconsistency with the indoor cooling temperature.
In addition to this, you can also expect the system to run a lot more than normal — near continuous in some instances.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
Don’t fret it when it feels like your air conditioner isn’t quite reaching the temperature you set it to; this is completely normal for these hot, hot days. As long as you can feel cool air coming from your vents, your air conditioner is doing it's job to cool the home as best as it can.
Instead, here are some things you can try to combat that extra heat in your home…
Close The Shades: Keep window treatments shut during the day when the sun is out.
Turn Ceiling Fans On: Keep air moving in the rooms you frequent most.
Use Exhaust Fans: Keep heat and humidity from forming in your kitchen and bathrooms.
Cook Outside: Keep the excess heat outside and use the grill instead of the oven.
Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of cold water to help regulate your body temperature.
If you are concerned about the operation of your system due to its age or condition, give our experts a call at (800) 564-2611.
Experiencing An A/C Breakdown?
If you are seeing (and feeling) more than a few degrees temperature swing from what your thermostat is set at during these hot days and your system is blowing warm air, you could be experiencing an air conditioner break down.