How Texas Summer Weather Can Negatively Impact Your AC System

August 7, 2019

Summers in Texas typically feature heat, humidity, and thunderstorms. These things can all wreak havoc on your AC system. This means that it’s important to take action before the weather starts to heat up.

Hot Temperatures Cause Air Conditioners to Work Harder

An air conditioner can only do its job efficiently when the temperature outside is cooler than the temperature in the compressor unit. On especially hot days, it may feel as if your AC system is doing little or nothing to keep your home comfortable. If you own an older or otherwise inefficient unit, the folks at Southern Comfort Mechanical in Lewisville may be able to help. It may be possible to inspect or repair a unit to ensure that it works to its full potential.

AC Units Can Struggle to Remove Moisture

One of the key benefits of having a central cooling system is that it will remove moisture as well as heat from the air. However, on extremely hot days, it may not be possible to remove all the humidity from the air in your home. In some cases, this can cause your house to feel warmer than it actually is. At the same time, your condenser unit may experience excess wear because it is working harder than normal to do its job.

Thunderstorms Can Cause Physical Damage to a Condenser

If a condenser unit is not covered, there’s a chance that hail, sticks, or other debris could get inside of it during a severe storm. Condenser units that aren’t secured to the ground could be toppled over if the winds are strong enough. Such damage could make it necessary to replace the entire system or several of its components.

Call Southern Comfort Mechanical today if you need help with your air conditioning installation or repair needs. We can also install attic insulation, clean ducts, and provide heating-related services to make your home a more comfortable place to live in.

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