The summers get hot and humid around Savannah, GA, and you expect your air conditioner to cool your entire home. When it doesn’t work as you expect and leaves parts of your home uncomfortable, you begin to panic a little thinking a major repair may be in your future. Discover some reasons why your AC isn’t cooling your home evenly.
Dirty Air Filter
Your air conditioner depends on air movement to evenly cool your home. When your HVAC filter becomes dirty, it restricts the air moving into the system, thereby reducing the air coming out. The result is less air moving throughout your home, leaving only the area around your vents cooled.
Improper Cooling Capacity
Both oversized and undersized systems present problems cooling your home. An oversized system causes short-cycling, which fails to circulate the cooled air effectively. Conversely, an undersized system just doesn’t have enough cooling capacity to make your home comfortable, despite constantly running.
AC Needs Repairs
Some issues requiring AC repairs may also prevent air from circulating, leaving some areas cooler than others. These may include:
- A faulty blower motor
- Refrigerant leak
- Malfunctioning compressor
Beyond issues in your HVAC system, how you set up your home may affect circulation. If you aren’t paying close attention, you may cover vents when moving furniture. Further, some people believe they’ll save money by closing vents in rooms not used frequently.
The truth is that both of these inhibit the circulation needed to evenly distribute the air around your home. Make sure that you keep your vents open and give them plenty of clearance. Ideally, each vent should have at least two inches above and around it cleared to allow air to circulate.
Your System Needs a Tune-Up
Small particles flow through your filter and into your system, settling on components like the evaporator coil and circulating fan. Part of routine maintenance is a deep cleaning of your system to prevent airflow restrictions due to particle buildup.
Make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool throughout the hot and humid summers. Call to schedule your AC maintenance appointment with our expert technicians at McDevitt Air today.
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