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Tips for Managing an Overworked AC During Peak Summer Temperatures

July 9, 2024 | Blog

As the peak summer heat rolls in, homes in Eureka Springs, Berryville, Busch, Shell Knob, Holiday Island, and the surrounding areas rely heavily on their air conditioning systems. It’s not uncommon for AC units to run nonstop during the hottest months of July and August, leading to concerns about efficiency, comfort, and energy costs. At Island Airco, we understand the challenges of keeping cool in the intense Arkansas heat, and we’re here to help. If your AC is working overtime, follow these tips to manage an overworked system and keep your home comfortable all summer long.

1. Regular Maintenance is Key

An AC unit that runs nonstop may indicate it’s time for a tune-up. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure your system runs efficiently. This includes cleaning or replacing filters, checking refrigerant levels, and inspecting the system for any signs of wear and tear. A well-maintained unit not only performs better but also uses less energy, saving you money on your utility bills.

  • If you haven’t scheduled your annual AC tune-up yet, contact Island Airco at (479) 310-7786 to book an appointment. Our expert technicians will ensure your system is in top condition, ready to handle the summer heat.

2. Check Your Thermostat Settings

Sometimes, an AC running nonstop can be attributed to incorrect thermostat settings. Make sure your thermostat is set to “Auto” rather than “On.” The “Auto” setting ensures the fan runs only when the system is actively cooling, whereas the “On” setting keeps the fan running continuously, even when cooling cycles are off.

3. Seal and Insulate Your Home

An overworked AC might be struggling to cool a home that isn’t properly sealed or insulated. Check for drafts around windows and doors, and ensure your attic and walls are adequately insulated. Sealing and insulating your home helps keep the cool air in and the hot air out, reducing the load on your air conditioning system.

  • For professional advice on improving your home’s insulation and sealing, contact Island Airco at (479) 310-7786. We can help you identify problem areas and suggest solutions to enhance your home’s energy efficiency.

4. Use Ceiling Fans and Shades

Ceiling fans can help circulate cool air throughout your home, reducing the strain on your AC. Additionally, using shades, blinds, or curtains to block out direct sunlight can significantly lower indoor temperatures. These simple measures can help maintain a comfortable environment without overloading your air conditioning system.

  • Need help optimizing your home’s cooling efficiency? Island Airco offers comprehensive solutions tailored to your needs. Call us today at (479) 310-7786 to learn more.

5. Consider an Upgrade

If your AC unit is old or frequently needs repairs, it might be time to consider an upgrade. Modern air conditioning systems are more energy-efficient and better equipped to handle extreme temperatures. Investing in a new, high-efficiency unit can provide long-term savings and improved comfort.

Trust Island Airco for All Your AC Needs

At Island Airco, we are dedicated to providing top-notch HVAC services to keep your home comfortable year-round. Whether you need a routine tune-up, urgent repairs, or an AC system upgrade, our skilled technicians are here to help. Don’t let the summer heat get the best of you—reach out to Island Airco today! Call us now at (479) 310-7786 or click here to schedule an appointment online!

Stay cool and beat the heat with Island Airco, your trusted partner in air conditioning services in Eureka Springs and the surrounding areas.

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