Here in Knoxville where the experts tell us that we live in a humid tropical climate; you might expect us to be living in air conditioned environments 24/7 for 365 days a year (in other words, whenever we are indoors). However, that is not what usually happens.
Quirks Of The Climate
Knoxville can experience big temperature differences between the recorded average air temperature and the temperature shown as the record high or low. On average, the average for January should be 47.3° F, definitely no need to run the aircon (a heating system would be more in order); but; one January a temperature of 77° F was recorded and, probably some people switched off the winter heating and turned on their aircons.
On average, most of us will have started regular aircon use by April/May when average temperatures have risen into the 70’s; but, in record years, the temperature remained stuck in the 40’s and 50’s. By June; through to at least the start of October; average weather should see heavy aircon use in Knoxville; but, if we look at the monthly record lows; there have been times when every month experienced temperatures that were well below any need for additional cooling.
Continuous Operation vs. Stop-Start
Environmentalists or survivalists might be able to concoct ways of cooling their homes naturally through ventilation, insulation and evaporation (or even living underground); but, for the rest of us, living in the standard modern home, we rely on generating our own, artificial, indoor climate and this is usually achieved with the help of various pieces of mechanical equipment. Such as air conditioner compressors, fans and the motor(s) that drive them. Typically, when we start up this equipment a high load will be put on the moving parts; which will then settle down at normal running speed. With some designs, switching off can also put an additional load on the system as it becomes static. Generally speaking running equipment should not be stopped and restarted too often, too soon; but, with aircons, you have our temperature fluctuations to contend with.
Regular Inspection & Maintenance
All machinery will benefit if it receives regular attention and has preventative maintenance performed – rather than emergency repairs. However, even then, major parts will be subject to complete breakdown and air conditioning repair in Knoxville, TN will be required.
When you need air conditioning repair in Knoxville, TN; you are likely to need it urgently and the people to contact are, the experts at Cantrell’s Heat & Air. There is no surcharge for after hours work and some discount might be available.
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