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5 Tips To Keep Your AC Running Smoothly During the Texas Summer

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When the scorching Texas summer arrives, it’s crucial to ensure that your air conditioner works reliably. Without the proper care, the extreme heat and humidity in the DFW Metroplex area can lead to AC inefficiency and breakdowns, leaving you uncomfortable and frustrated.

Take action with these tips that will help you support your cooling system’s operation and enjoy a cool and comfortable home:

Raise Your Thermostat When You’re Away

Whether you’re away at work or on vacation, leaving your AC on is essential to maintain a stable indoor environment and prevent excessive heat and humidity. However, you can still conserve energy by raising the thermostat a few degrees.

 A Wi-Fi or programmable thermostat can help you easily schedule temperature adjustments based on your daily routine. This slight adjustment can significantly reduce your energy consumption and costs.

Turn on Ceiling Fans

One effective way to enhance the cooling in your home while reducing reliance on your AC system is to use ceiling fans.

Turning on ceiling fans will keep air circulating throughout your space, creating a refreshing breeze. It’ll also allow you to raise the thermostat temperature a few degrees without sacrificing comfort.

Ceiling fans are an energy-efficient alternative to AC that can significantly reduce strain on your HVAC system — and lower your energy bills.

Minimize Heat Gain

Reducing excess heat in your home allows your cooling equipment to operate more efficiently. We recommend:

  • Keeping blinds and curtains closed during the hottest parts of the day to block out the sun’s rays
  • Avoiding using appliances that generate a lot of heat, such as dishwashers and dryers, during peak daytime hours
  • Grilling outside when you can instead of using your oven to prevent heat buildup indoors

Consider Zoned HVAC

Zoned HVAC allows you to customize and control the temperature in different areas of your home. It’s especially beneficial if you need AC for a two-story home.

By installing a zoned HVAC system, you can avoid wasting energy on cooling unoccupied rooms, which increases efficiency and reduces utility costs.

Schedule Annual AC Maintenance

While spring is the ideal time to schedule preventative service, it’s most important that your HVAC technician performs annual tune-ups.

You’ll still receive all the benefits of routine air conditioning maintenance if you schedule your appointment in the summer. You can count on:

  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Reduced risk of breakdowns
  • Reduced AC repair costs
  • Reduced risk of premature AC replacement

Trust AirCo for Air Conditioning Services in Dallas-Fort Worth

Keeping your AC running smoothly during the Texas summer requires a proactive approach, and professional tune-ups ensure your system remains reliable. However, we’re also available for 24/7 emergency repair or AC replacement if your cooling system malfunctions or fails.

No matter what air conditioning service you need, AirCo will ensure you have consistent cooling for you and your family.

Call (817) 591-1225 today to schedule an AC service appointment or ask about our maintenance plan, the All Star Club!

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