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Why Can’t My Air Conditioning System Keep Up with the Heat?

We’re already experiencing searing hot days in the Central Valley as the summer weather really starts to hit hard. The weather forecast shows a slew of days where the temperature will be 90°+ and even 100°+. You need a great air conditioning system in your house now more than ever!

But what if you find that, no matter how much you run the AC, it doesn’t seem to make enough of a difference in comfort? If the heat in your house is overwhelming the cooling system, you should call on HVAC professionals to look into it. The air conditioning system probably needs repairs, and in cases of an older AC, it may need a full replacement.

Reasons your air conditioning system is struggling to keep up

  • Clogged air filter: The air filter for the HVAC system should be the first thing to check when you notice the air conditioner isn’t doing its job. If this filter isn’t regularly changed, the clogging will choke off airflow and limit how well the evaporator coil can lower air temperature.
  • Faulty thermostat: The issue might be within the thermostat; if it senses incorrect temperatures, it may cause the AC to run less than it should.
  • Loss of refrigerant: Refrigerant leaks are a common problem that repair technicians encounter. As refrigerant escapes from leaks, it becomes harder for the AC to absorb heat from indoors. Low refrigerant also poses a danger to the components, such as compressor failure.
  • Dirty coils: Dirt and grime on either the indoor or outdoor coil will restrict the cooling ability of the system. You shouldn’t attempt to clean the coils on your own; this requires professionals with special equipment.

When you need to have your air conditioning system repaired, just give us a call—any day of the week—and we’ll be out to help you. We’re able to handle the HVAC jobs the average HVAC company might not be able to handle.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning serves Clovis and Fresno, CA with quality air conditioning service.

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