Officially 2015 was the hottest year in the history of the world, since record keeping of this information began in 1880. This is a big deal for air conditioners and the HVAC industry as a whole.
The average global temperature across land and ocean surfaces was 1.62°F (0.9°C) above the 20th century average, which is quite significant. So, with 2015 as the Earth’s hottest year on record climatologists are predicting the planet’s overall average surface temperature will be even higher in 2016, with summertime temperatures being the hottest ever across the globe. Well thus far in 2016 we’ve had quite a few extremely hot days in Toronto and lots of heat warnings throughout the summer months. We won’t officially know until the end of the year if 2016 is going to break any heat records but at this point it’s looking like it might.
Overall, when outside temperatures rise so significantly, so does the pressure on air conditioners to keep indoor temperatures cool. The load on air conditioners can quickly increase and if your air conditioner isn’t functioning properly or running efficiently it could be costing you a significant amount of money.
If you don’t have any air conditioners in your home or office then it’s important to talk to an expert HVAC technician to understand how global temperatures are affecting the industry and causing people to upgrade their air conditioners and other HVAC products. One of the most important aspects of installing a new air conditioner or taking care of an existing one is proper air conditioner maintenance.
Maintenance For Air Conditioners
Scheduling a regular maintenance appointment with a reputable and experienced HVAC company like Phoenix Heating & Cooling is essential to maintaining the efficiency of your air conditioner. Maintenance will also keep air conditioners running better, longer, so you end up spending less in the short-term and the long-term.
While a broken down air conditioner isn’t a big deal in most cases, there are times where it can be a critical mistake. If you rely on commercial air conditioners to cool your server rooms or residential ones to cool and old age home, you know how critical they are. Server rooms can quickly get hot and if they overheat expensive equipment can be damaged and information lost. If old age homes get too hot many of the residents who suffer from respiratory issues can be in danger of overheating, asthma attacks and other issues.
Essentially, it’s important to ensure your air conditioners are well maintained and running properly. As global temperatures rise your air conditioner has to work harder, which makes maintenance that much more important.