Y’all, it’s hot. It’s so hot, and it’s only getting hotter. Everyone’s talking about it: “Oh my gosh, did you hear? The mercury recorded temperatures of 129 Fahrenheit in Iraq and Kuwait last week!” Global warming. Climate change. We’ve all become all too familiar with these topics of conversation.
But most of us have never taken the time to stop and think about the toll climate change takes, and will take on our HVAC systems. It’s simple, really. Hotter days mean our air conditioners are forced to work longer hours.And just like that, the more you use your unit, the more strain you put on it.
What’s causing climate change?
There are many different factors involved, the foremost of which may be the fact that people are flocking in droves to big cities, replacing bicycles with cars. With less people riding bikes and more people driving cars, there is an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases being produced. With an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases being produced, the temperature will continue to rise as a result. In some places in the U.S., people have seen a rise in temperature of around 1ºF. Some places are estimated to see an increase of as much as 3ºF by the year 2100.
How will climate change affect my air conditioner?
As the temperature continues to rise due to global warming, so will your need to use your AC unit. There has already been an increase in the number of AC units being sold, as well as homeowners’ use of their AC units. With so many changes occurring due to climate changes, manufacturers have to factor these changes in when making new AC units. Since manufacturers have to consider all of these changes, they have to increase production to meet these new needs. People will continue to buy and use these AC units in an attempt to stay cool in the hot summers and warmer springs. Due to all the use of these systems, they are more likely to need repairs more often.
Don’t let global warming and climate change affect your HVAC unit. Call and talk to one of our trained professionals at Air Handlers OBX today. Air Handlers’ trained techs can help keep your HVAC unit up and running year-round. With techs being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you will never have to worry about not having your HVAC unit running as it should.
Air Handlers OBX also offers maintenance plans to help you keep your HVAC unit working year-round.
Don’t wait until it is too late and your system needs to be replaced.