During the hottest days of the summer, you may be running your air conditioner continuously to keep your home comfortable. While you can easily protect your AC from damage with regular maintenance, frequent use will take a toll on the system’s lifespan. Here’s what you need to know when running your AC this summer.
Air conditioners are often intended to be used in 20-minute intervals during mild weather. However, many families with air conditioners don’t live in cities with mild summers. Your home’s internal temperature is affected by the temperature outside, the quality of your insulation, and even the size of your AC.
If your air conditioner is too small for your home, it may run constantly during the summer trying to produce enough cold air. This can cause additional stress on the system and eventually lead to its premature breakdown. An older, inefficient system may also need to run longer to cool your home due to its outdated parts.
While you can’t control the temperature outside, you can control how cool you want your home. Keeping your thermostat a few degrees higher can lower your energy bills and dramatically cut down your AC’s run time.
Minimize your air conditioner usage by keeping your system properly maintained and investing in a new system when necessary. Regular professional service can extend your system’s lifespan if you live in an area with higher temperatures and more frequent air conditioning needs.
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Quick Comfort is proud to offer superior heating and cooling services to families in Lincoln, IL and the surrounding areas. We understand how important it is to keep your home safe and comfortable for your family. Count on our team to maintain and repair your furnace or air conditioner. We can also check your indoor air quality, install air purification systems, and clean your ductwork. You can even call our team for 24/7 emergency repair service. Contact Quick Comfort today to schedule an appointment with one of our NATE-certified technicians.