Going for a run on a hot, sunny day feels so much harder than when it’s a cool 70 degrees out. That’s just how your AC feels when the California summer hits. When the weather is acting up, there’s a greater chance of issues with your AC.
When the temperature outside starts to climb, older and worn down AC units work less efficiently to stabilize and cool the temperature inside your house. The performance of the unit starts to decrease as the compressor works harder to convert the outside air into cool air.
When your unit is over 10 years old, it’s time to think about an AC replacement so you’re in good hands during the hottest months. You don’t want that extreme heatwave to defeat your air conditioner.
Situations like lightning storms, hail, sleet and flooding can also cause damage to your unit. A lightning strike to your house can cause a power surge that completely damages your outdoor compressor. When it floods, your compressor may be submerged in the rainwater, running a short circuit that will ruin any electrical component, like wires and fan motors, of the AC. Likewise, hail and sleet can simply damage your outdoor compressor with a hard enough impact.
Just like anyone of us, your AC will have a hard time performing well when the weather is not ideal. The efficiency of an AC is measured by SEER, the seasonal energy efficiency ratio. When the SEER is 14 or higher, the unit is considered efficient. In essence, the more cooling an AC can achieve with less energy, the higher the SEER. An AC company can take evaluate your home to recommend the best SEER for your family’s needs.
To ensure that your unit can handle even the most extreme weather conditions, grab the phone and call a Thousand Palms AC repair company to get your AC back on track. Contact Mendez AC and Heating to schedule an appointment today.