Why Shade is so Important for Your HVAC System This Summer

July 20, 2020


Shading is a simple way to safeguard your entire HVAC system. With protection from the harsh sun, your equipment will last longer, need fewer repairs, and perform better.

Shading the Condenser

Let's start with your air conditioning (AC) condenser unit. If you weren't aware, this is the outside portion of your AC unit. Since it is directly exposed to the environment, it’s vital to keep it well-protected from the sun and outdoor debris. When your condenser is shaded, it's less likely to overheat, and it will be able to dissipate heat better. Position trees or shrubs nearby to block the sun's heat from warming the condenser is a great way to add some greenery to your yard and help your condenser out.

Cooling Your Indoor Units

It's just as helpful to give your indoor air conditioners some shady relief. First, you could shade the grass and pavement right beside your home. When the ground is cooler, the air above it is cooler. Thus, your AC unit has to do less work.

Still, be careful of your vegetation being too close to your AC unit. Otherwise, it can interfere with their functioning. Therefore, maintain a few feet of distance, and allow several feet of open space above each unit.

The same principle applies to the windows in your home. If you can stop the sun’s rays from heating up your home, particularly in the mornings, you can give you AC that extra push to cool your home.

Fortunately, DeSoto County homeowners can always call the experts at Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air for their heating and AC repairs. With shading and Mitch Wright's outstanding services, you can enjoy significant utilities savings each year. Yes, you and your HVAC system will be made in the shade.

Just fill out our form online or call us at (901) 795-9044 to schedule an appointment. Our pros are trained in cleanliness and will exercise the utmost care and caution while assisting you.


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