Why Is My AC Struggling to Cool My House?

Are there unexplained hot spots in your home? Does it seem like your air conditioner has to keep running longer and longer to cool your house? Is your home never quite as cool as you’d like it to be no matter how low you set your thermostat? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you may have an inefficient AC system.

How Do I Know If My AC Is Inefficient?

Determining if your AC system is inefficient is not as simple as you may believe. However, there are usually signs that your AC is losing efficiency. You just need to know what they are and keep an eye out for them. The following are common signs that your AC system is inefficient:

  • Struggling to Cool – If your AC system is running regularly but is failing to keep your home as cool as it is supposed to, that is a sign it is inefficient. In some cases, this happens because your AC is low on refrigerant. However, there are several other reasons why this may be occurring. Having an AC technician inspect your system is one of the best ways to determine what the issue is and have it repaired.
  • High Utility Bills – The less efficient your AC system is, the longer it must run to keep your home cool. The longer your AC system runs, the more energy it uses, which leads to an increase in your utility bills.
  • Turning On and Off Frequently – One of the signs that your AC unit isn’t working properly is when it turns on and off too often. Your thermostat is the brains of your AC system. If your thermostat is not reading the temperature in your home correctly, it may determine that it is warmer or colder in your house than it really is. This can lead to your AC system cycling on and off more often and unnecessarily, which is inefficient. In many cases, to solve this problem, the thermostat will need to be repaired or replaced.
  • Ice On the Outdoor Compressor – This is a serious issue that you must have addressed as soon as possible because it won’t just lead to your AC running inefficiently, it could result in your AC unit suffering a breakdown. There are several causes of ice on the outdoor compressor, such as a clogged filter, coolant leak, or damaged coils. An experienced AC technician can usually determine what the issue is and repair it before it develops into a worse and more expensive problem.

Need Help with Your AC? Give Our AC Experts a Call Today!

An inefficient AC system can transform your home from comfortable to uncomfortable in the blink of an eye. At EnviroSafe, we specialize in helping residential and commercial customers improve and maintain their AC system’s efficiency. We have been serving homeowners and businesses throughout South Jersey for more than 40 years.

Our licensed and certified technicians pride themselves on providing only the highest quality service. We will work with you to find the inefficiencies in your AC system, determine the best options for solving the issue, and take care of the AC repairs as quickly as possible.

To discuss your situation with our experienced AC technicians, give us a call at (856) 878-2806 or contact us online. We’re available 24/7 for emergencies. Ask about our financing options and discounts!

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