When you set the thermostat to your home, you expect your air conditioner to kick on and cool your home to your desired setting. Unfortunately, in some cases, your home never cools as much as you would like. Here are three common reasons why your home never reaches your desired temperature setting and what repairs or changes to your air conditioning system may be needed to help you reach your desired setting.
Your Temperature Setting is Unrealistic
One of the reasons why your home may never reach your desired temperature setting is because your desired temperature may be unrealistic. For example, on a 100 degree day, you are not going to be able to cool your home to 50 degrees with a normal sized home air conditioning unit. Your system cannot cool that much. If you have an older unit, it may struggle to reach even temperatures that once were achievable, indicating your unit may need to be replaced.
There is a Problem With Your Thermostat
Another common reason why your home may never reach your desired temperature setting is because there is a problem with your thermostat. The batteries may be dead, the thermostat may not be set correctly, or the thermostat may not be connected to your cooling system, meaning the system never triggers your unit to turn on. Check your thermostat settings, or consider installing a new thermostat to see if that solves the problem.
Your Air Conditioner is Low on Refrigerant
One of the most common reasons why your home never reaches your desired temperature setting is because your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, also sometimes called coolant. Refrigerant is needed to cool air. If you have a leak and your unit is running low, your unit cannot cool your home. Having an air conditioning repair company fix the leak and refill the refrigerant will solve the problem.
There is a Leak in Your Air Ducts
The final reason why your home never reaches your desired temperature setting is because there is a leak in your air ducts. If there is a leak in your air ducts, your air conditioning unit is producing enough cool air to cool your home, but that cool air is never reaching your registers to enter your home, due to the leaks. Having the leaks repaired by an air conditioning repair person will help your home to cool properly.
If your air conditioner is not keeping your home as cool as you would like, call in an air conditioning repair company similar to Airtech Refrigeration. They can take a look at your cooling system and determine why it is not effectively or efficiently cooling your home. From there, they can make needed repairs to help get your home as cool as you would like.