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Why Aren’t All the Rooms in My House Getting Enough Cooling?

family-before-electric-fansCentral air conditioning systems exist so an entire house can enjoy comfort. They overtook window air conditioners, which can only cool a limited space (and have other disadvantages as well, but that’s a whole other post). If you have a central air conditioning system that isn’t evenly cooling your house, leaving some rooms much hotter than others, it can mean one of several problems. 

You don’t have to just accept that your AC can’t give you even cooling. You deserve a comfortable house, and we recommend you call for a new AC installation or air conditioning repair in Katy, TX. Below we’ll look at why your AC may have problems with whole-house cooling.

Is this a new air conditioner?

We need you to answer this first, because if the answer is “yes,” we can probably tell you exactly what’s wrong: the air conditioner is not powerful enough to cool your house. When technicians install a new air conditioner, they measure how much cooling the AC must generate to meet the comfort requirements of the house. This process is called sizing, and an AC that’s too large or too small will create problems. If amateurs installed your AC, they may have done the sizing wrong or skipped the process, leaving you with an AC that can’t cool down the house. The only solution is to have the AC replaced. Trust us to ensure you have an air conditioner that’s the right size.

The air conditioner is coming to the end of its service life

Let’s jump to the other end of the AC age spectrum: an air conditioner that’s in the upper age range of its service life estimate (10 to 15 years for most systems). One of the major warning signs of an AC in a final decline is when it can’t keep up with comfort demands. As the AC begins to lose cooling capacity, more distant rooms will grow hotter. We advise you have our experts out to examine the air conditioner to see if it’s time for a new one.

You’ve left the AC filter in for too long

Now to a simple problem you can remedy on your own: putting in a new air filter to replace a clogged one that’s sat there for the whole summer. All HVAC pros recommend changing the air filter for an AC every 1 to 3 months. If left too long, the filter will clog and block airflow into the ventilation system, and that means less cooling. 

The outdoor condenser is obstructed

The outdoor condenser cabinet needs a foot clear on all sides and clean grills or it won’t be able to release enough of the heat it’s removing from indoors. This will lead to a decline in cooling capacity. It’s a good idea in fall to clear away all leaves, branches, and dirt from around the condenser.

There are other malfunctions with your AC that may lurk behind this problem. We’ll figure it out and see that you have the cooling you deserve.

At AC Comfort, Your Comfort Is Our Business! Call us for help with getting your entire house cool.

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