With heat in TX, my car is running really rough with the air on - should I worry on 2007 Chevrolet Aveo5

Turning air off, car runs a little smoother

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I work at a parts store with a bunch of old guys who saw a/c come in and they tell me it takes 38 hp to run ac.take it on the highway run it under torque and turn it off. just hold on