There is nothing worse than running your AC throughout the day when the hottest weather of the year is underway, only to find that your AC is just not keeping up with your cooling needs. There are a number of different reasons as to why your air conditioner may be underperforming, the majority of which will require professional attention in some fashion. If you run into problems with your air conditioner, just give Expert Air a call. The summers around here are far too hot and far too long to take any chances with the performance of your AC. Schedule your air conditioning services in Houston, TX with us to get the most out of your home cooling system.
First of all, if you find that your air conditioner is underperforming, try to rule out any obvious cases of user error before contacting a trained professional. Much as we love to help our customers, we’re guessing that you don’t want to pay us to come out to your home and switch your thermostat from its heating to its cooling mode, nor do you need our technicians to pull furniture away from the walls so that your vents are not blocked. Also, double check to ensure that your outdoor AC unit is not surrounded by debris of any type. Many times, poor airflow due to such circumstances is the source of the problem.
Once you have ruled any of those obvious causes out, it is time to enlist our help. We will thoroughly assess your system to get to the root of the problem. It may be the case that your refrigerant is low, which in all likelihood means that there is a leak in the system. After all, refrigerant is not consumed in the way that a car consumes gas; it is recycled, and levels should not fluctuate.
Another common reason for an underperforming AC is a lack of maintenance. You really must have your system inspected and tuned up regularly if you hope for it to function at peak performance levels. Dirty electrical components, clogged air filters, and other issues that would otherwise be resolved with routine maintenance may be the cause of the problem.
If you have always found that your AC is not capable of satisfying your cooling demands, on the other hand, it may be the case that your system is just too small for your home. If this is the situation, then there is really no way in which to fine tune its performance to overcome the obstacle. It may be necessary to replace your system with an appropriately sized one.