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How to Prevent Your AC From Overheating

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We often put a lot of work onto our air conditioning systems during the summer. An AC can’t complain about the work it does—but like any machine, it can get overwhelmed. You might find yourself with an AC that abruptly stops working during the middle of a hot summer day. If that happens, you can always rely on our team for the best in air conditioning repair in Dublin, GA. But we know you’d much rather avoid having this happen in the first place.

Good news! There are ways you can relieve the strain on your AC during the summer and make it less likely it will overheat. You can’t stop all troubles, but if you do the following, you’re more likely to stay cool this summer.

Always Schedule Maintenance

Your air conditioning system needs regular check-ups to keep it running efficiently. Schedule professional maintenance at least once a year, preferably in the spring before the heavy summer usage begins. During maintenance, technicians can identify and address potential issues before they become serious problems, ensuring your AC is ready for the heat.

Regularly Change the Air Filter

A dirty air filter restricts airflow, making your AC work harder and overheat. Check your filter once a month and replace it every 1 to 3 months, depending on how quickly it gets dirty. This simple task can improve your AC’s efficiency and prolong its lifespan.

Raise the Thermostat

Set your thermostat to 78°F when you’re home during the day. This setting balances comfort and energy savings, reducing the workload on your AC. When you’re not home and during the evening, raise the temperature a few degrees higher. Using a programmable thermostat can help automate this process, ensuring your AC isn’t overworking when it doesn’t need to.

Keep the Condenser Cabinet Clear

The outdoor condenser unit needs space to push out the heat draw from the house. If too much heat gets trapped in the AC, it may overheat. Ensure there’s at least two feet of clearance around it and keep the area free of debris, leaves, and plants. Regularly clean the unit’s fins and coils to maintain optimal airflow and heat exchange.

Never Ignore Repair Warning Signs

Strange noises, reduced cooling performance, and unusual cycling patterns are all signs your AC needs professional attention. Addressing these issues early can prevent them from escalating into major breakdowns and costly repairs. When in doubt, call our technicians for repairs.

Replace an Over-the-Hill AC

Even with the best maintenance, air conditioners don’t last forever. If your AC is over 10–15 years old, it may be time to consider a replacement. Newer models are more energy-efficient and reliable, which can save you money and provide better comfort in the long run. And you’ll have far less worry about the unit suddenly failing on you.

Premier Heating & Air has been family-owned and operated since 2001. We take pride in offering top-notch service and ensuring our customers stay cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need maintenance, repairs, or a new AC installation, contact us today and experience the Premier difference!

Experience the Premier Difference! Premier Heating & Air has been family-owned and operated since 2001.

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