Why Is My AC Just Not Cooling Enough Today?

When it becomes hot enough, some residents feel like they just can't keep cool. They thought the AC was sized properly for the home, but the AC just can't seem to keep up with the scorching hot temperatures. If this is the case, there are many reasons why the AC might just not be able to keep up with the very high temperatures. 

There Is A Refrigerant Leak

Your air conditioner might simply need a recharge. If the refrigerant system has a leak, you will slowly lose refrigerant over time and will need to be replaced. Not only this, but the refrigerant that is released is bad for the ozone layer and it is essential that you have an AC repair technician come in to identify the source of the leak and correct it.

The Ducts Are Inadequate

The air conditioner might be fine, but your ductwork might be leaky. This is preventing the cooled air from making it to the part of your home that is too hot. It is common for the upstairs rooms to be too hot as heat rises and as the cooled air from the AC fails to make it upstairs.

There Is Not Enough Insulation

If there is only one room that is much hotter than others, this might be the result of inadequate insulation. There may be a room that simply needs to have more spray foam insulation added within the walls. 

The AC Filter Is Dirty

Remember to change or clean your air filter regularly. If it becomes too dirty, your AC will have to work harder to circulate air. If your AC is forced to work too hard for too long, it will become less effective and will eventually break down. The evaporator coil may also be dirty and this may cause your AC to not cool the air as well as it can. When the condenser coil is dirty, your AC will not be effectively dumping heat outside. There may also be vegetation that needs to be cleared out. 

If your AC is in need of repairs and this is causing it to struggle to keep up, it is important that you have it serviced by an AC repair technician, such as from Indoor Weather Professionals. If your AC is not repaired it will eventually break down and you will be stuck with a very hot home while waiting for the destroyed AC to be replaced.