Party Temp: How Body Heat Impacts Indoor Temperature

The beer is cold, the chips are out, and the hamburgers are ready for the BBQ. You get into your favorite Dallas Cowboy jersey, and your friends start to arrive. Your home begins to heat up, quite literally, as kick-off approaches. You love hosting Football watch parties; however, your home can’t seem to handle more than a few people at a time without the temperature rising beyond comfort levels. If you relate to this, your air conditioner is not working as it should.

Your home should be able to accommodate a party without turning into a sauna. Body heat does affect your indoor climate; however, your air conditioner should be able to take the extra heat. If it can’t, then your air conditioner needs repair or replacement.

Signs Your AC Needs Repair

  • There is fluid leaking from your unit.

Your condensate drain line is most likely clogged! Dust, dirt, and sludge can cause water backup within your AC, causing it to leak. Unclogging the line will resolve this situation.

  • Your air conditioning unit won’t turn on.

This is probably an issue with your thermostat control center, not your HVAC system. A simple repair on your AC’s motherboard will solve this issue.

  • Your air conditioner is blowing warm air.

If your AC is is heating rather than cooling, you need a refrigerant refill!

Signs Your AC Needs Replacement

If you look back at your recent air conditioning replacements and they equate to half of what a new system would cost, it’s time for a replacement.

Notice dust and dander around your home? This is a sign you need a new HVAC system.

  • Your air ducts are dispensing a foul odor throughout your home.

Cooling your home should not come with a smell.

  • Your unit is extremely loud and makes unusual noises.

Apart from starting up, and turning off your air conditioning unit, your AC should not be making any banging, clanking, or clicking sounds.

  • Your indoor temperature consistently fluctuates.

If your home cannot maintain an even temperature, contact a professional HVAC technician—your system needs replacing.

  • Your utility bills increase unexpectedly.

Your system is overworking. If your bills spike out of nowhere, your air conditioning unit has aged out and is probably turning on and off, or running consecutive cycles.

  • Your unit is more than 15 years old.

If your unit is between 15 and 20 years old, you should have your HVAC unit replaced. Not only is your current unit at the end of its lifespan, but it is not up to energy-efficient standards. New technology allows for increased cooling capabilities and programmable settings.

For your air conditioning needs, contact 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating, at (830) 302-3140. We will make sure your parties stay cool.