Why Isn’t Your Air-Conditioning Cooling the Entire House?

Posted - April 29, 2021
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As we start to head into the hot months of Texas, now is the time to make sure that your home’s air-conditioning is in pristine condition. Your system should be able to evenly distribute cool air throughout the entire home.

However, if the temperature between rooms is spotty, you have an issue with your HVAC system. Here are some of the biggest reasons why your air-conditioning system isn’t properly getting the job done.

Your Thermostat is Set “On”

Just because your system is on doesn’t mean that your air-conditioning is on. Check your thermostat and make sure that your system isn’t just pouring in lukewarm air throughout your home.

If this is the case, it’s an easy fix. All you have to do is set your thermostat to “cool” and program the temperature to a few degrees below the current temp. From there, wait to see if the problem persists or if your home becomes cooler.

A Clogged Furnace Air Filter

Your air-conditioner’s air filter is essential to the success of your system. If your home isn’t at a sufficient temperature, check your filters and make sure they aren’t clogged.

If you know it’s been longer than 60-days since your last air filter change, this could be the reason why cool air is being held back from your family, air conditioning systems require regular maintenance.

A Poorly Installed Unit

If the unit was installed before you moved into your home, the installation could have been performed wrong. If a unit is too big or too small for a home, there will be significant cooling problems.

If the unit is too small, your AC will struggle to hit the desired temperature and will suffer a premature system failure.

On the other hand, if the unit is too large, it will continuously turn off and on, which rarely, if ever, properly cools down a home.

Refrigerant Leak

Your AC needs sufficient refrigerant in its system in order to create the cool air that it pushes out into the home. If there isn’t enough refrigerant in the system, your air won’t come out cool.

If you notice that your air-conditioning system has to always run, or hissing noises while running, these are surefire signs that you have a refrigerant leak.

This is a serious problem and will require the expertise of an HVAC technician to get your system back in working order.

Air Duct Leak

We’ve talked about the importance of having clean and clear ductwork. If you let your air ducts fall into disrepair, the chances are high that eventually, they will crack and spring a leak. Even the slightest leak can be enough to take down the efficiency of your HVAC.

If all other potential problems with your air-conditioning turn up negative, this unseen problem could be the culprit of your unevenly cooled home.

Repair or Replace Your HVAC With Advanced Home Comfort

If you have an air-conditioning problem, don’t let it persist until the temperatures outside climb into the 90s. Reach out to the HVAC experts of Advanced Home Comfort and schedule a home health inspection for your system.

We can quickly assess the problem and help you find an affordable, effective solution that will keep your home cool when summer arrives.

Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.