Home AC Repair and Maintenance for Optimal Performance

By Brenda Ashaka
Alpha 4 Real AC Repair & Service, Katy, TX

Air conditioning and heating systems are designed to make our lives better but not every AC system is created equal. Some work better than other and it is not always about the make, mode or brand of the air conditioning system.

Certain factors in your home could be contributing to the poor or subpar performance of your air conditioning system and unless you take steps to remedy the problems that may be causing the poor performance, you may never get the most out of your AC unit.

Below are some of the reasons your Ac may not be cooling as it should, and how to improve the performance in your home.

  1. Clean or replace air filters regularly: Dirty air filters can restrict airflow and reduce the efficiency of your AC.
  2. Check and clean the evaporator coil: Dirt, debris, and dust can accumulate on the evaporator coil, reducing its efficiency.
  3. Seal air leaks: Ensure that there are no air leaks around doors and windows, as this can cause cool air to escape and warm air to enter.
  4. Use ceiling fans: Ceiling fans can help circulate cool air throughout your home, reducing the load on your AC.
  5. Install a programmable thermostat: A programmable thermostat can help you regulate the temperature of your home and optimize your AC’s performance.
  6. Use shades and curtains: Closing shades and curtains during the hottest part of the day can help block out the sun’s rays and keep your home cooler.
  7. Plant trees and shrubs: Planting trees and shrubs outside your home can help provide shade and reduce the amount of direct sunlight entering your home.
  8. Keep windows and doors closed: Keep windows and doors closed to prevent cool air from escaping and hot air from entering your home.
  9. Regularly maintain your AC unit: Regular maintenance can help keep your AC unit running efficiently and prevent breakdowns.
  10. Use a dehumidifier: High humidity levels can make your home feel hotter than it actually is. A dehumidifier can help reduce humidity levels and make your home feel more comfortable.
  11. Upgrade your AC unit: If your AC unit is old or inefficient, upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model can significantly improve its performance.
  12. Use window film: Window film can help block out the sun’s rays and reduce the amount of heat entering your home.
  13. Use a fan to vent hot air: Use a fan to vent hot air out of your home, such as in the kitchen or bathroom.

See also: Practical HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners.

If your air conditioning unit is not performing optimally in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, Pearland, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sealy, or other nearby cities in Texas, call the AC repair pros at Alpha 4 Real AC & Heating Service at 281-347-7325 or complete this short AC repair request form.

With nearly 40 years’ experience installing, servicing and repairing AC units, Alpha 4 Real AC & Heating Service is your go-to source for all AC repairs, and all work is guaranteed.