Have you ever attempted to turn on the air conditioning unit, only to be
met with long waits for the house to cool down? There are a number of
factors to consider including the size and strength of your unit, the
size of the house, whether or not you have central air, and more. There
are also other potential issues that could slow the process of cooling
your home of which you should be aware.
One potential issue could be dirty filters or air vents. When these items
get dirty, they can prevent air flow and block the cold air from getting
into your home. This means it will take longer for your home to cool down,
using more energy and forcing your air conditioning unit to work harder.
To remedy this, you should make sure you clean or change your filters
regularly to ensure they are allowing the maximum amount of airflow through
the vents and into your home.
Another issue could be the condenser coils not being maintained adequately.
If the condenser coil is dirty and not cleaned regularly, it can reduce
the performance of the system and shorten its lifespan due to the extra
work it must perform. This is the part of the air conditioning unit that
removes the heat from the refrigerant.
If it is taking a long time for your home to cool down, you may also have
air leaks or cracks in windows, sills, doors, or other locations in the
home. This means that the hot air from the outside is able to enter the
home more freely. It also means the cold air your air conditioning unit
is producing is able to slip outside, making it more difficult for your
home to reach your desired temperature.
If you are experiencing this issue, you may have a few options. Our
Indiana and Ohio air conditioning technicians can come out and check your unit as well as the rest of your home to determine
the exact cause of the problem. If we notice it is an issue with the unit
itself, we can provide the repairs and offer maintenance services so you
do not experience the same problem in the future. If it is an issue with
another part of the home, we can help with insulation or sealing air gaps.
At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we have the experience and skills
to successfully help you keep your house cool and comfortable. You can
put your trust in us and we’ll be sure to get the job done right.
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