How To Make Your Air Conditioner Colder

With the hot summer days in Huntsville, TX, you’ll want to make sure your air conditioner is blowing enough cool air to keep you comfortable inside. Cranking your air conditioner to the coldest temperature won’t make your home cool off any faster. As a matter of fact, if you have a lower level of refrigerant, it could wind up causing the unit to freeze up. Keep in mind that air conditioners are engineered to keep the house up to 25 degrees colder than the outdoor temperature. If it’s 100 degrees in Huntsville, TX, you’ll only be able to get it down to 75 degrees indoors.

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Colder

  • Change the Air Filters Frequently: When you’re running your air conditioner continually in the summer, be sure to change the air filter once a month. Clogged and dirty air filters impede airflow. Air filters are easy to change, and most modern units have an easy-to-access location. Most also have thumb screws and are likely to be located on the ceiling or low on a wall.
  • Check for Cracks: Visually inspect all of your windows and door jams for cracks that allow the cool air to seep out. If you find any, seal them up with some caulk and door stripping. For just a few dollars, you’ll be keeping your home cooler and maximizing the performance of your air conditioner.
  • Invest in Ceiling Fans: Using ceiling fans in combination with your air conditioner will give you better air circulation. Ceiling fans help circulate the cool air from your air conditioner and will keep you more comfortable. You’ll also be cutting your energy costs because the cooling power of the fan will allow you to set the thermostat higher without compromising indoor comfort.
  • Air Conditioner Maintenance: To keep your air conditioner blowing cold air during the summer, it’s important to have regular maintenance or a tune-up before you crank up the system for the season. With a maintenance visit or tune-up from a licensed HVAC contractor, you’ll have all the service done to keep your unit blowing cool air, including cleaning the evaporator coil, lubricating parts and fixing leaks.

Air Conditioning Services at WA Air Conditioning

At WA Air Conditioning, we offer a full range of service for air conditioners, including affordable maintenance agreements and tune-ups. Be sure to visit our website and take advantage of our Internet coupon for tune-ups. If you have a sudden breakdown, we also offer after-hours services. Just give us a call, and we will quickly dispatch a technician.

Tags:

July 15, 2013 5:31 pm