Summer Heat Is Coming – Should You Run Your AC All Day?

June 18, 2024

It’s no secret that Murrieta and Temecula Valley get hot in the summer (and sometimes in the fall and spring, too). Keeping your home or business comfortable is essential – so what’s the best way to keep your indoor temperature cool without straining your AC system or running up your energy bill unnecessarily?

It turns out that running your air conditioner 24/7 isn’t the best way to beat the heat. Here are our best tips for maximizing your comfort and energy efficiency this summer.

How Running Your AC Nonstop Can Lead to HVAC Repair Needs

As temperatures start to climb this year, it’s easy to run your air conditioner around the clock. However, this can have adverse effects on the efficacy and lifespan of your HVAC.

Firstly, constant use can cause ice to build up on the evaporator coils, making the unit less effective overall. This means higher energy consumption to produce the same cooling effect and can also lead to inconsistent humidity levels. 

Constant use also places unneeded strain on your air conditioner, which can lead to breakdowns. So, what are some better ways to limit the stress on your AC while also keeping your space comfortable?

Strategies for Reducing Your AC Usage While Maximizing Efficiency

The first trick is to use your AC wisely. For example, upgrading your thermostat to a smart thermostat can ensure your air conditioner is only running at specific times when you’ll be home. This prevents your family or business from forgetting to turn it off.

Next, consider your insulation. The better your home is insulated – windows and door frames included – the better you’ll be able to keep cold air in and hot air out. This minimizes the need to run your HVAC constantly,

How Routine HVAC Maintenance Can Help 

First, don’t skip your annual HVAC maintenance appointment. Your temperature regulation system gets a lot of use, and that can cause wear and tear over time. Your local technician will catch minor issues and repair needs early before they make your AC less efficient (or cause it to break down).

Next, make sure to give us a call when you notice your home isn’t staying as cool as you’d like it to. We’re experts at keeping local homes and businesses comfortable and can recommend adjustments or repairs that will benefit your property for years to come. For more information, give us a call at  951-694-1300 or contact us online now!

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