Is your home not at the temperature you set your thermostat to? Does it seem like your air conditioner needs to run forever to get results? Does the air feel pretty warm? This means your air conditioner isn't working as it should be. When working correctly, an air conditioner unit should never fail to meet cooling demand. If any of the above problems have started, here is what could be causing them according to our team of HVAC experts at JR Perkins Heating & Cooling.
Lack of Maintenance
While you can miss a year if you forget, the longer your air conditioner goes without maintenance, the more strain it puts on the system. Lack of maintenance not only puts strain on the working parts, it may not allow them to work as effectively. If it is has been a few years since your last maintenance call, it is long overdue.
The Air Filter Needs Changed
It is widely believed that the air filter is there to improve indoor air quality, but that is actually a byproduct. The air filter is in place to protect the inner workings of your HVAC system by filtering the air coming in. If you have not changed the air filter in a while, it is not only very dirty, but it is struggling to draw in air.
If your air conditioner is not producing cold air, you could have a refrigerant leak. It is not excessively common, but it can happen, particularly if your air conditioner is very old or has suffered physical damage. If this is the case, you may notice ice built up on the air conditioner unit or a severe loss of cooling power.
If your ductwork has clogs or holes, the cold air produced by your air conditioner may not actually be getting to your home. It could be leaking out before it even gets to the vents. This is why if your air conditioner is struggling to meet the thermostat setting, you need to get those ducts checked out.
If your air conditioner is actually new, you may not have an air conditioner that was appropriately sized for your home. Furthermore, even a unit too big can cause similar cooling problems due to short cycling. Count on our team at JR Perkins Heating & Cooling to install units that are sized according to your home’s unique measurements.
JR Perkins Heating & Cooling is the first heating and air conditioning company in the East Valley, servicing the Phoenix area, specifically Scottsdale. To learn more, please visit our website at www.JRPerkins.com.