Does The Outside Temperature Affect My AC?

June 17, 2020

It’s no secret that your air conditioner is meant to cool you off, but did you know that the unit itself is affected by hot temperatures? Here’s how the exterior temperature impacts your air conditioning system. Energy Consumption In the hot summer months, the AC unit needs to drastically change the temperature of your living spaces from hot to cool. This is a much bigger jump than from warm to cool. Because more work needs to be done, the unit consumes more energy. As you know, the lower the setting of your AC, the more electricity is required to get the job done. Moreover, this increase happens on an exponential scale, so sweltering temperatures really take a toll on your electric bill. Problems and Remedies Essentially, your air conditioner sends cool refrigerant into your house, where a fan blows warm air over the coils. Heat is absorbed by the refrigerant and transferred outside, and then your compressor takes over. If the refrigerant is the same temperature as the ambient air, the heat won’t be expelled. Your compressor has to heat it about 25 degrees hotter than the air outside. You can see how this would be much more difficult on...

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What is Preventative Maintenance?

June 12, 2018

Preventative maintenance is a check on your AC system, once a year or twice a year, in order to ensure that it’s in top working order. Checks are usually done in the fall for heating and in the spring for air conditioning. Preventative maintenance on your HVAC system will help make sure it lasts longer, provide cost savings and will keep you comfortable year round. What Will a Technician Do? With preventative maintenance, a professional will come in and look at your system and check controls and connections. They will take a look at the area and the ductwork and help ensure proper airflow. If they notice any issue, they will go ahead and fix it or schedule a repair. Many times with preventative maintenance checks, an issue is caught early before it turns into a larger repair need. Technicians will look at the thermostat settings and help you get optimal heating and cooling, as well as improvements on your energy bills. When you have a preventative maintenance contract with a company, many times, they will offer you a discount on parts needed in order to repair your system and you will also get priority service for these repairs. What...

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Installing a New AC in Your Dayton Home

June 16, 2017

If you’re in need of Dayton AC Installation, Butler Heating and Air Conditioning has the solution for you! We know that it’s a big decision and a big investment to purchase a new air conditioning system. We’ll walk you through every step of the process to ensure you get the very best results. One of the first steps that should be taken when getting a new cooling system, is determining the size required. The square footage and the level of insulation and efficiency of your home will be considered. Once you know the recommended size system for your space, the next step is to start looking at units that are in your price range. Next, we need to consider the level of energy efficiency you would like to achieve with your new system. The more energy efficient it is, the more it will likely cost upfront and the more it will save you every month on cooling bills. Often, the additional upfront cost of a more efficient system is balanced out by the reduction in monthly energy costs. We at Butler Heating & AC want you to feel comfortable with the decision you make for your home, and that’s why we’ll...

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