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Hot Weather and Its Effects on Your Air Conditioning System


When the temperatures rise in summer, your air conditioner starts working that much more too! They have to put up with an additional workload to keep the indoors comfortable.

We know that the more you run your air conditioner, the higher your electric bill. But what is the impact of sweltering heat on your AC? Does it influence your AC’s overall performance?
Here’s all that you need to know about the impact of heat on your cooling system.

Common Air Conditioner Problems During Summer

Indeed, the HVAC installation and repair/replacement businesses truly heat up amid irritating summer months. During a mid-year warm wave, most HVAC companies get called on for the following problems.

  • Aging HVAC gear breaking down often when it runs relentlessly for longer time frames.
  • A difference in room-to-room temperature and comfort levels when humidity and outside temperatures are well above the common conditions.
  • High monthly energy bills.
  • Excessive dust in the air and apparent green growth and/or pests.

The Effects of Heat and Humidity on your AC

1. Heat

On a normal day, your unit trades the hot air from inside your home with cooler air outside. At the point when the weather is extremely hot, your unit needs to work almost double the amount it normally does. It’ll strain itself to make the air cooler, putting more wear and tear on the gear.

2. Humidity

During humid conditions, your unit struggles to battle moist and damp air so the air in your home remains cool. Fighting out the dampness to keep your home comfortable starts putting stress on the unit after some time.

The Extra Strain

The way an air conditioner runs continuously amid sweltering climate implies that the system faces a lot of deterioration. A regular maintenance plan eases this issue, and this is one of the numerous motivations to have preventive HVAC maintenance appointments scheduled. With this, you will see that the most the stress the system endured the earlier year is eased.

Be that as it may, high warmth puts extra pressure on an AC. It makes it more troublesome for the AC to move warmth from inside the house to the outside. An air conditioner is a warmth exchanger, absorbing heat from the inside of a home and discharging it to the outside.

Heat moves towards the areas of low heat. When the outside temperature is high, it makes it harder to discharge the warmth. This puts a strain on the AC to work the heat out of the house.

Component Problems

Most inside parts of an air conditioner won’t endure harm in extreme temperatures; they’re designed to deal with them. Components that may experience difficulty are instead the capacitors, which provide voltage to the engines.

Capacitors can wear out in extreme temperatures and should be replaced. The minute that you notice clicking sounds from your AC when it starts, call for repairs immediately. This is an indication of a malfunctioning or failing capacitor.

If you notice your AC unit is not functioning properly or the temperatures are inconsistent, you need a professional immediately. Nelson Comfort in Cincinnati, Ohio provides reliable HVAC services. They will give your unit a thorough examination and the care it needs. Call (513) 741-8338 today to book an appointment!

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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