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Is Your AC Cooling Like It Used To? 

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Have you been struggling lately to keep your house cool in the scorching summer months? Does it feel like no matter how much you adjust the thermostat, the temperature never seems to reach the refreshing coolness you desire? We all want our homes to be the perfect retreat from the heat, yet inadequate cooling can significantly compromise our comfort and diminish our quality of life. 

While signs of improper cooling may not always be obvious, soaring energy bills and overall discomfort serve as indicators of an underlying issue. Over time, the accumulation of dirt, dust, rust and general wear and tear can greatly impact the condition of our air conditioning units. Plus, dealing with an inefficient HVAC system can be both costly and potentially unsafe. However, the solution to your home’s cooling woes is simpler than you may think: regular HVAC maintenance. 

Restore Comfort to Your Home with Regular AC Maintenance 

Take a moment to reflect on when the last time your AC received professional maintenance. If it’s been longer than a year, it’s time to call an HVAC expert. By investing in proper care and attention for your HVAC system, you can restore optimal cooling performance and enjoy a comfortable living environment once again. Acting now and booking an AC maintenance appointment can make all the difference between enjoying a smooth and uninterrupted cooling season or facing unexpected complications that may leave your home uncomfortably warm for an unknown length of time.

How to Tell If Your AC Unit is Functioning Properly

Are you wondering if your AC unit is doing its job effectively? Evaluating the performance of your air conditioning unit can provide insights into its functionality and help you determine if it’s time to book an AC repair, service or maintenance appointment. 

Let’s explore some steps you can take to assess if your AC unit is operating correctly:

  1. Check the airflow: Place your hand over the vents inside your home to assess if the airflow feels restricted or if warm air is escaping. In either case, it could signify blocked ductwork, malfunctioning components, or a clogged air filter. These factors can cause your air conditioning system to consume more energy, operate less efficiently and compromise the air quality of your home.
  2. Walk from room to room: Do you notice variations in temperature between different rooms? Hot and cold spots around the house can indicate a larger HVAC problem, such as leaky air ducts, dirty filters, or clogged vents, all of which can lead to airflow and air quality issues. 
  3. Check the humidity levels: Keep an eye out for signs of high humidity, such as moisture on the inside of your windows, mold growth, or a general feeling of dampness in your home. Maintaining balanced humidity levels is crucial for both your health and the integrity of your home. Excessive humidity can cause property damage, promote bacterial growth and lead to respiratory infections. 
  4. Note frequent or short cycling: If you observe your air conditioning unit consistently cycling on and off, it may be an indication of dirt build up, component issues, low refrigerant or even electrical problems related to the thermostat or connections. Ignoring these signs can pose significant safety hazards that should not be ignored. 

Stop the summer heat from taking control of your home this summer – reclaim the coolness you crave indoors. At Comfort Solutions HVAC, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Contact us now to book an AC maintenance appointment.