3 Possibilities Why Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Cooling Your Home

August 17, 2021
AC Efficiency in Conroe, TX

Although your air conditioner might turn on and run, this doesn’t mean that it’s guaranteed to cool your home sufficiently and evenly. Living in Conroe without functional air conditioning in the summertime can be downright dangerous. When the temperature rises, you should have a reliable way to regulate your indoor climate. Here are three common reasons why AC systems fail to do their job and some tips for fixing them.

1. You’ve Purchased an AC of the Wrong Size

Choosing the right cooling equipment for your home isn’t a matter of simply buying the biggest unit you can find. Along with other factors, this decision requires careful calculations of a building’s size and layout. When an air conditioner is too small for a home, it will run almost constantly but never be able to drop the indoor temperature significantly. If it’s too large, it will frequently cycle off and on, only providing short bursts of cooling relief. If either of these is a problem you’re experiencing, you should consider getting new cooling equipment that’s properly sized for your residence. It could prove far cheaper in the long run.

2. Your Air Conditioner Is Too Old to Be Effective

AC systems last about 12 to 15 years. As they get close to the end of their lifespans, their overall effectiveness is greatly diminished. By the time an air conditioner is 10 years old, it will have likely lost about 30% of its efficiency. Decreases in performance are generally progressive until air conditioners stop working altogether. If you haven’t upgraded this equipment in a while, now may be the best time.

3. It’s Time to Have Your Air Conditioner Professionally Maintained

You may be pretty good about changing your air conditioner’s filter on a regular basis, but there are certain forms of AC maintenance that homeowners simply cannot do on their own. This is why routine cooling maintenance should be performed by a licensed HVAC technician at least once or twice each year. During these visits, all internal components are thoroughly inspected, cleaned and calibrated. Worn or damaged components are replaced. Loose debris is removed from the outside condenser, and accumulations are removed from all coils. Without regular maintenance, air conditioners have to work much harder than they’re designed to do.

At My Guys Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we have extensive experience in diagnosing, repairing and replacing underperforming air conditioners. We do the same for heating equipment and perform outstanding maintenance on both types of systems. In addition, we offer duct sealing and indoor air quality services. If your air conditioner is no longer cooling your home, we can help. Call us today to schedule HVAC service anywhere in the Greater Conroe area.

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