Dallas A/C Heat Wave Tips 2018

Dallas Weather Forecast – 109+ Degrees This Weekend!

See 10 Dallas AC Tips to Avoid A/C Breakdown and Save Money in Extreme Heat

DFW – Annual and Consecutive 100° Days | The summer of 1980 broke or tied 29 daily records. The highest of those highs: twin 113-degree readings on June 26 and 27, 1980. The summer of 1980 was the result of unusual meteorological factors that worked to trap heat.

New to Dallas? Welcome to Dallas Summer Heat!

In the past few years, Dallas has had the blessings of relatively cool summers (notice we said ‘relatively‘!). In 2018: no more cool Texas summer! Temperatures continue to climb in Dallas. This weekend, high temps of 109+ are expected.

The 2018 Dallas heat wave puts a strain on air conditioners. Let’s examine how to save money and decrease the risk of an a/c breakdown!

Integrity Air Conditioning Serves the Dallas Area: Dallas, Irving, Euless, Plano, Frisco, Garland, Richardson, Mesquite, Rowlett, Rockwall, Wylie, Sachse, Forney, Sunnyvale, Waxahachie and Surrounding Areas.

10 Dallas AC Tips to Avoid A/C Breakdown and Save Money in Extreme Heat

1. Change the A/C Filter!
Many a/c users never think to change the a/c filter. Attempting to push large volumes of air through an area blocked by a totally clogged a/c filter uses more energy – and costs more money to run!
Worst Case: The resulting strain on the a/c system could cause a breakdown in extreme heat.

2. Clear away debris from the outdoor part of the unit (a/c condenser coil).
Dirt, grass clippings, leaves and cottonwood seed fluff can completely block the outdoor a/c condenser. An a/c unit with totally clogged condenser coils uses more energy – and costs more money to run! Also, an a/c with a dirty condenser loses some of its ability to provide cool air. Or it may take much longer to achieve the desired level of cooling.
Worst Case: The resulting strain on the a/c system could cause a breakdown in extreme heat.

3. Set the a/c thermostat to 78 degrees or warmer during the day.
Yesterday, Ambit Energy was advising customers to reduce energy use between 3pm and 7pm. This reduces stress on your a/c, saves money on energy – and reduces the demand on DFW area power grids.

4. Use ceiling fans or pedestal standing fans; or both.
No matter how good the a/c – extreme heat challenges indoor cooling. Keep the thermostat set at temperatures 10-15% above optimal for at least eight hours per day – and use fans. You will stay cooler, reduce the strain on your a/c – and save money on energy costs.

5. Keep the a/c thermostat at a steady temperature during the day; 76 to 78 degrees indoors is a starting point.
Some think that turning the a/c completely off during the day saves money on energy bills. It does not. When turned off all day – the a/c has to work so hard to cool down a totally hot space that it actually uses more energy! And, you (and your house!) are hot for hours.

Turn down the a/c thermostat a few degrees at night. You will sleep better – and the a/c has to work less to cool your home during evening hours.

6. Close doors and vents in unused spaces: don’t cool what you don’t use.

7. Install shade or thermal curtains on sunny side windows of home or office; this also includes doors with glass panels.
Thermal insulating, energy-efficient curtains are available at reasonable prices at Walmart.comBigLots.comAmazon.com and more.

8. Do not use the oven for indoor cooking during heat of the day (just like the early pioneers!).
Also, do not run indoor clothes dryers during the heat of the day; or the dishwasher – or any appliance that generates heat.

9. Choose AC Tune Ups and Maintenance – rather than funding an a/c breakdown.
Click to see the Integrity A/C  – July A/C Tune Up Special Coupon. Modern air conditioners are high performance equipment. Would you run a car 100,000 miles with no oil change or maintenance? Maintain your air conditioner!

10. Use a Digital Thermostat. (Don’t have one?! Call Integrity A/C and let us install one for you!)
Digital Thermostats are more accurate and can be programmed to set different temperatures for specific times of the day.


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