We are still pretty warm during the day but our evenings are providing the perfect sleeping weather. However, this weather may not be perfect for your air conditioner. Have you noticed that you have trouble operating your air conditioner in the morning, or that there is ice on it? There’s a reason for this, and we’ll explain more about it below. However, our advice is this: if you are experiencing these problems, it is time to turn your air conditioner off before you go to bed.
Your AC’s Thresholds
Every air conditioner works best between a certain range of temperatures. On the high end, the range reaches around 95 degrees, and on the low end it dips to 60 degrees. What this means is that when the temperatures rise above 95 degrees in our area, which they do often, you don’t want to cool your home any more than 20 degrees below the temperature outside. This is because your AC wasn’t made to make your home a meat locker; it was made to keep it comfortable. But what happens when the temperature outside dips below 60 degrees? There isn’t a need to cool anymore, so your air conditioner will struggle. When the air temperature is too cool, the heat release/cooling process is affected, resulting in involuntary shut down of your system, warm air blowing into your home and/or ice appearing on the unit. These are all temporary problems, but if you keep operating your air conditioner when it is too cool outside, you can create issues that will result in more permanent malfunctioning.
Program Your Thermostat
There is an easy solution to this problem: program your thermostat to turn off your air conditioning when you go to bed and re-start the air conditioning mid-morning. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you can do this manually.
The experts at Air Services Unlimited are here to help with all of your AC needs in Port Neches, TX – just give us a call!