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Why Is My AC Not Cooling My House Down?

Whether your home has unexplained hot spots or your AC must run and run seemingly forever to cool down your house, you know when something’s not quite right with your air conditioner. With the weather as hot as it has been lately, the last thing you want is for your AC to breakdown. However, even if it doesn’t breakdown, if it’s not running efficiently enough to cool down your home, that’s not much better.

If Your AC Isn’t Running Efficiently, It Can Cause All Sorts of Problems

It can be difficult to determine if your air conditioner is running inefficiently. Fortunately, there are a few tips that can help you figure out if your AC’s efficiency is going downhill. Here are four tips for determining if your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently:

  1. AC Running but Not Cooling – This is usually one of the first clues that your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently. Your AC seems to run just fine but it’s not making as much of a difference as far as the temperature of your home goes. If your AC is running but not cooling your home, it could be because your air conditioner is low on refrigerant. However, that’s not the only reason that your air conditioner could be performing poorly. The best way to know for sure is to have an AC specialist inspect your air conditioner, pinpoint what the problem is, and have the issue repaired.
  2. Spike in Your Power Bill – An inefficient air conditioner can do more than just make your home feel uncomfortable, it can cost you money. If your AC is running inefficiently, it often has to run much longer to cool your home. When your air conditioner runs longer, it uses more energy, which results in a higher power bill.
  3. Constant On and Off – If your air conditioner is turning on and off excessively, that could be a sign of inefficiency. This generally points to an issue involving your thermostat. The reason your AC is turning on and off constantly could be because your thermostat is malfunctioning. If your thermostat is damaged and having trouble correctly reading the temperature in your home, that could lead to it determining that your home is cooler or warmer than it is. That can cause your air conditioner to cycle on and off unnecessarily because it is attempting to cool a home that doesn’t need to be cooled. Usually, the way to solve this issue is to have the thermostat repaired or replace the thermostat.
  4. Frozen Compressor – This involves ice developing on your outdoor compressor. It can happen for a variety of reasons, including damaged coils, a filter clog, or a coolant leak. Whatever the cause, ice on an outdoor compressor is a serious problem. If the issue is not addressed quickly, it can lead to your AC unit breaking down.

Need Help with Your AC? Contact Our Experienced AC Technicians Today!

If your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, your comfortable home can become uncomfortable in the blink of an eye. At Meyer’s, we are dedicated to helping residential and commercial customers keep their AC systems running smoothly. We have been successfully serving homeowners and businesses in Northwest Indiana and South Chicagoland since 1951. Our licensed and insured AC technicians pride themselves on customer satisfaction and providing only the highest quality service.

To discuss your situation with our experienced AC technicians, call us at (219) 240-0610 or get in touch with us online today. We’re available 24/7 for emergencies. Ask us about our financing options and coupons!