Don’t Overlook Potential Air Conditioning Problems

AC-technicianOkay, you’ve got your air conditioner all tuned-up for the upcoming cooling season. Maybe you even replaced an old AC with a brand new, more efficient model. Should be smooth sailing from here, right?

Well, not necessarily.

We’re not the gloom and doom type, mind you, but we are realistic. We’ve been in this industry for many years, and the fact is that air conditioning problems are inevitable. The key to a successful AC experience isn’t to avoid problems entirely, but to address them promptly when they do develop.

That means that you need to know what to look (and listen, and feel!) for. Here are some tips to help you spot problems early on.

Whole-House ACs Should Cool Whole Houses Successfully!

major problem that homeowners perpetuate for themselves is believing that “good enough” is ever good enough! That’s not the case. You deserve nothing but the best when it comes to your air conditioning in Walpole, NH. We’ll help you to get it, but you have to accept that there is a problem first.

If you have a whole-house air conditioning system in place, then it should be cooling your entire house evenly and effectively. If you feel as though certain areas in your home are not as comfortable as others, there is a problem at hand.

New system? Unfortunately, if you didn’t work with a trustworthy contractor, it could be an issue with an undersized system. Figuring out the precise cooling load is a necessary step in new system installation. You may also just have a thermostat installed in a bad spot that isn’t representative of temperatures throughout the house.

Other issues could include refrigerant leaks or damaged ductwork. If you’re feeling uncomfortable in even a single area in your home, let us now so that we can diagnose and resolve the problem ASAP.

You Pay for Comfort, but Costs Shouldn’t Spike Randomly

The more that you use your air conditioning system, the more you can expect to pay for your energy bills. Obviously, during July, for instance, you’ll be using your system quite regularly. A few days in early September may also require cooling, but not that consistently. You’ll see the correlation in bills and usage when you compare months like that.

What you shouldn’t see are random spikes in energy costs, or even a major increase in cooling-related costs over the previous year’s expenses. If you experience sticker shock this summer once the air conditioner is back in regular rotation, it is a sign of potential problems in need of professional repair.

Your Air Conditioner Should Run in Relatively Regular Cycles

Your air conditioner shouldn’t be starting and stopping constantly. Temperatures shouldn’t be fluctuating enough in your home to call for that. If you notice that your AC starts up, runs briefly, and then cycles right back down, you’re dealing with short cycling. And that is definitely a problem.

Short cycling may be the result of an oversized AC cooling the home too quickly. If you’ve had your system for a while and that’s never happened, though, check the air filter. If you don’t change it regularly, then it may be so clogged that it’s creating excessive airflow resistance and potentially causing the system to overheat.

You may also have a refrigerant leak, or a faulty component such as a run capacitor. You need a professional to figure out precisely what is going on.

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