Reduce AC Repair Costs


Reduce AC Repair Costs and Summertime Strain on Your HVAC System

The blistering heat of a Texas summer is just a few months away. Keeping you and your family cool is our top priority, but how you use your system also plays a part in that mission. Believe it or not, there is a defined strategy for cooling during the summer without causing AC repair or excessive strain on your air conditioning system. Here are a few tips to accomplish this.

Use the 20-Degree Rule

The 20-degree rule is a rule that says you should always keep your air conditioning temperature setting no more than 20 degrees cooler than the temperature outside. Most systems are configured and designed to cool your home 15 to 20 degrees less than the outside air temperature. To obtain the 20-degree rule requires your AC system to be running at its prime to remove the heat and humidity from the indoor air.

Thermostat settings that exceed the 20-degree rule cause your system to overwork and become less energy efficient.

Use Ceiling Fans (or install new ones)

If you have ceiling fans in your home, they are a great way to reduce the strain on your air conditioner. Setting your ceiling fan during the summer to a counterclockwise downdraft will help circulate the cooled air flowing through your ductwork.

Installation of a new ceiling fan is pretty simple. Our certified technicians can configure an installation plan for any ceiling fans that you would like to add to help your current HVAC system.

The Importance of Your Thermostat

Technological advancements of thermostats have come a long way in recent years. Smart thermostats have many programmable settings that allow you to schedule cooling and heating based on your family’s activity. This provides a more energy-efficient model while providing comfort throughout your entire home.

Improve or Replace Your Insulation

The main function of your insulation is to reduce the heat transfer in and out of your home. Well-insulated homes are able to maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home and reduce the workload on your AC system. Our factory-trained HVAC repair technicians can inspect your insulation and provide recommendations to replace or improve the amount of insulation in your attic.

Regular Replacement of Your Air Filters

Your HVAC air filter removes contaminants from your indoor air. It is imperative that you replace your HVAC air filter regularly and during the heat of the summer we recommend that they are changed every 30 days.

Proper Maintenance Reduces AC Repair

Neglected HVAC maintenance will lead to an eventual breakdown of your air conditioning system. Just like automotive repair, the longer you neglect maintenance, the more wear and tear on the mechanical parts of the entire system. This will also likely increase the cost of AC repair. The great thing is that you have All Star A/C & Heating Services to help with your HVAC maintenance and AC repair needs.

Need Help with AC Repair?

If you notice a spike in your utility bill or suspect that your A/C is not running optimally, don’t hesitate to contact All Star A/C & Heating Services via our contact form or call 832-756-2801 to speak with a member of our team today.



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