To keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer months, you’ll be relying on your air conditioning system. With proper care and maintenance, it should run smoothly and maintain optimum indoor temperatures. However, if on some days you’re feeling the heat creeping into your home, your AC’s performance could be to blame. Other factors can affect your system’s efficiency as well.
If you’re not sure why your indoor temperature isn’t as cool as it should be, the HVAC and indoor air quality experts at Amber Air Conditioning Inc. explain some of the most likely causes.
Excess Humidity Levels
Too much humidity indoors won’t just affect your indoor comfort but your air quality as well. It creates a hospitable environment for mold and fungal growth. Although your AC unit dehumidifies as it cools, it still may not be effective enough for your home. Other factors can affect its dehumidifying ability such as a badly ventilated house, high seasonal humidity and clogged air filters, to name a few.
Despite your air conditioning system performing at peak efficiency, it may not be enough to compensate for what your home may lack in insulation. Insulation acts as a thermal barrier, preventing heat from escaping your home during winter. It also prevents cool air from escaping during the summer months. You’ll need to have enough insulation installed to effectively reduce solar heat gains in your home. Have it checked by a trusted professional to determine whether your home needs additional insulation.
Sometimes, the reason why an air conditioning system isn’t cooling a home properly is because of its age. If your AC unit is over 10 years old, repairs can start to become more frequent. Eventually, a full replacement becomes a more cost-effective solution instead of paying repair and maintenance costs. However, if it’s only a few years old, the unit will need a professional inspection to determine the cause and replace the faulty components.
When it comes to reputable HVAC maintenance and replacement services, Amber Air Conditioning Inc. is your best choice for the job! If you live in Lake Elsinore, Temecula or Corona, CA, call us today at (951) 674-6974. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation!