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7 Reasons Your AC Is Underperforming

air-conditioning-servicesIt’s been a long summer in our area. If you’ve noticed that your air conditioner isn’t quite performing the way you want it to, then you should consider our AC services. The thing that separates us from the rest is that we truly understand air conditioning in Stoneham, MA.

If you’re trying to make sure that you’re cool whenever it’s hot in our neck of the woods, then you need to make sure you can pinpoint your air conditioner shortcomings. We’re going to help you figure out what might have gone wrong. We’re experienced experts so we’ve seen a lot in the field. We can apply this knowledge to your home.  

Why Your Air Conditioner Needs Help

These are the reasons why your air conditioner might have been underperforming this summer.

1. Leaking Refrigerant

Have you noticed that there’s any type of liquid leaking from your system? If you have, then you probably have a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant leaks are bad news for any homeowner. This is because refrigerant is what’s in charge of actually making your air cold. Without it, you’re not going to be able to get comfortable.

2. An Old Air Conditioning System

Your air conditioning system should last you about 10-15 years. If it’s closer to that 10 to 15-year mark, then the efficiency has likely declined. We’ll help you rectify this problem with an upgrade.

3. A Poor or Outdated Thermostat

You should update your thermostat as often as you replace your HVAC systems. If you’re not, then we suggest that you start looking into a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat system. Outdated thermostats are going to drag down your home’s efficiency. We’ll help you find a new unit that can do you justice.

4. A Clogged Filter

Any HVAC professional that you speak with will recommend that you change your HVAC system’s filter once a season. We recommend this once a season or once every three months because it allows you to dispel any dirt or grime from your home. Having a clean filter is important. Make sure you’re doing your part. 

5. Your Air Ducts Are Struggling

Have you noticed low airflow in your home? This is never something that you want to notice. Your air ducts might be struggling due to clogs or gaps due to problems with your air ducts. We’ll help you get things together.

6. Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Properly Sized

Your problems might have started way back when your air conditioner was installed. If you consistently struggled with cycling and the price of your energy bills, then your air conditioner might have been improperly sized during installation. 

7. Your Fan Speed Isn’t Optimized

Your fan in your air conditioner needs to be optimized just like any other fan that you might have in your home. It has three key settings: low, medium, and high. Although they have different settings, most air conditioning systems use a default factory setting. If you don’t feel like you’re comfortable enough with your AC in this setting, then you can ask one of our technicians to adjust the setting.

Contact Cooling Unlimited, Inc. today to handle your unique heating and cooling needs!

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