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What Is Your Air Conditioning System Trying to Tell You?

- 3:09 pm - July 31st, 2020

As a Hampton Roads homeowner, you have dealt with a lot heat and humidity this summer. As the high temperatures continue, are you noticing that your air conditioning system keeps dropping some hints about its ability to keep up with your demand for comfort?

It’s not easy to figure out what your AC is trying to tell you – but we have a few ideas! Here are some common causes of a struggling air conditioning system:

Improper Sizing

AC equipment isn’t one-size-fits-all! Finding the perfect fit for your home is imperative to your comfort. Any equipment that’s too big for the space will result in uneven temperatures and short cycling – where the system constantly turns itself on and off, which puts a lot of strain on your electrical system. Equipment that’s too small will run constantly as it tries to keep the space at the set temperature.

Poor Airflow

If air is unable to move around and through the air conditioning equipment it can cause the system to work harder, which increases the wear and tear and ultimately the risk of a system breakdown. Additionally, if the air isn’t flowing into the living space you’re not feeling cooler!

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant is what conditions the air as it moves through the system. If your system isn’t outputting cool air, you could have a refrigerant leak! And equipment that was manufactured before 2010 could still utilize R-22 refrigerant that’s known to be bad for the environment.

Pay close attention to what your AC is telling you! If you notice that it’s struggling and believe you would benefit from a new air conditioning system installation, we’re here to help! Contact us online to schedule an evaluation.

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