What to Expect From Your AC in Extreme Heat

Summertime means major temperature swings and extreme heat!

Whether you just had a new system installed or if it’s a few years old, homeowners should have certain expectations when it comes to the performance of their air conditioners (especially in the middle of a heat wave).


Upon installation, HVAC systems are set to make your home comfortable based on a “design temperature,” which comes from the type of climate you live in. It’s important to keep in mind that days with extreme heat may impact the effectiveness of your air conditioner. While attempting to maintain the cool temperature set on your thermostat, your home may only be able to reach 15-20 degrees lower than the temperature outside.


If it’s been more than a year since your last tune-up, your system may not be performing at its peak. Having your coils and other components regularly cleaned can do wonders for your system’s efficiency. Our trusted technicians can rejuvenate your system with an annual Tri-JUVenation and get it back to as factory fresh as possible.


When is the last time you changed your filter? Extreme heat can cause your air conditioner to run around the clock. As the system works harder, the filter collects dust faster. We recommend checking it at least every month, even if you don’t think you will need to change it.


Your home comfort system may be struggling to cool your home if it is over 12 years old. Although replacing it may not be on your radar, over time you’ll save with a newer, more energy-efficient model. With our No Pressure Process, you can schedule a FREE, no-obligation appointment to discuss replacement options with one of our Comfort Advisors.

It’s one thing for your AC to not keep up on really hot days due to the above reasons. But if you’re experiencing an uncomfortable home all the time, you might have a more serious problem. Call us today at (757) 868-7600 to schedule a complete system evaluation.

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