5 Air Conditioning Secrets You Should Know Before Summer

5 AIR CONDITIONING SECRETS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE SUMMER

May 6, 2019

Here in New Braunfels, spring has sprung, and along with it comes the gentle hum of air conditioners throughout your neighborhood. Yes, in just a few short weeks, we’ll start to enjoy the warmer temperatures of summertime.

But if you haven’t used your air conditioner much this winter and spring, you’ll find that your AC might not cooperate the first time you turn it on. That’s because your AC is keeping secrets from you. But what could they be? Lucky for you, the specialists at Legacy Air Conditioning and Heating Services are like HVAC whisperers, here to share five secrets with you.

SECRET #1: YOU’LL NEVER RUN OUT OF FREON

For many of our machines, there’s some kind of fluid, substance, or liquid that is invariably used up as it runs. For cars, it’s gas and oil. For furnaces, it’s gas. For our service technicians, it’s coffee. But this isn’t necessarily the case for your air conditioner. When you schedule air conditioning repairs in New Braunfels, one thing you won’t have to worry about is how much freon is in your unit. That’s because freon lasts forever. So if you’re experiencing air conditioner issues this summer, it’s not because you need to top up your freon, but likely because something else has broken down.

Secret #2: Your AC Doesn’t Need the Shade as Much as You Do

We all love relaxing under a shady tree in the middle of summer, stretched out in a hammock or luxurious lounge chair, but the same can’t be said for your AC. There’s a common line of thinking among some people that if they shade their air conditioning unit, it will cool their house off faster.

In reality, shading your AC might have adverse effects. For instance, if you put a deck, umbrella, or particular tall person in front of or on top of your AC, it might actually restrict the amount of air that is allowed to flow into the unit. This means that your air conditioner will have to work harder to keep your home cool. So let your AC sit out in the beautiful Texas sun, maybe it’s working on it’s tan.

Secret #3: Size Does Matter

Obvious jokes aside, the size of your AC does make a difference in how cool your home stays during the long New Braunfels summers. In a lot of ways, you have to think about the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears when it comes to picking the right AC for your home. Too big, and you’ll spend lots of money on installing it and the resulting energy bill. Too small, and your AC will struggle to keep your home comfortable and will wear out sooner.

The trick then is to find an AC that is sized “just right” for your home. It should cycle normally and efficiently, keeping your home comfortable whenever you need it. Don’t know which size is right for you? Give one of our specialists a call!

Secret #4: What You Don’t See Might Be Costing You

When we think of our HVAC system, our thoughts often jump to the small metal box merrily humming away outside. But there’s more to it than the AC unit itself. Your home’s HVAC system also comprises your ductwork. Nestled into your walls, ceilings, and floors, your ductwork is what funnels the treated air from the AC into your home.

But your ductwork needs as much attention and care as your actual air conditioning unit. If your ductwork is leaking in spots, uninsulated in others, or is just jammed full of pet dander and dirt, then your AC will struggle to keep up with the demand. Think about it — the cool air trying to fight its way through a packed duct is like your car while trying to navigate your way into Dallas during rush hour. It’s just not gonna happen.

SECRET #5: LEGACY SERVICES IS NEW BRAUNFELS’S FIRST CHOICE FOR AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR

Well, this last one isn’t quite a secret, but it still is for some people! With more than 30 years of serving the New Braunfels community, Legacy Services is renowned for our skill, attention to detail, professionalism, and of course, our reasonable prices. In need of air conditioning repair before summertime? Give us a call today to schedule a service call.

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