Is My AC Unit Working Properly?


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Is My AC Unit Working Properly?

People always ask us, “Why is my house so hot? Is it my air conditioner or something else? What’s going on?”

They come home from work, and their air conditioner is blowing hard, but it’s still 78-80 degrees inside the house!

If this describes your house, you might have an HVAC guy come out and check your freon levels and ensure your unit is charged and working correctly. Most of the time, AC systems could use more freon, or maybe there is a problem with your unit. But we’ve had AC guys out to our house, and you probably have too, who have said that the unit is working like it’s supposed to.

So What Do You Do When The AC Repair Tech Says Everything is Working?

Our answer is this: You have to control the environment your AC system is working in—the attic space. If your air conditioning unit, ductwork, or both is in a 140-degree attic while trying to produce 50-60 degree air and get it into your house, there’s just no chance! Even if your AC is adequately charged, is brand new, or is only a few years old, you’ve got to address the space where the system operates.

We can cool down your attic using a radiant barrier, airflow, or a combination of the two. We can also ensure the insulation levels are what they should be.

What if My System is Brand New?

So even if your air conditioner is brand new, or if it’s blowing on all cylinders, it could be that it’s just too hot in the attic or around your system to properly produce or deliver cool enough air to get your thermostat down and for your system to shut off when it’s 100 degrees outside.

Next Steps

We always recommend that you have an AC tech come out, someone you trust, to check over your unit and make sure it’s charged and in working order. Has it been serviced 3-4 times a year? But also, look at the other factors in the house, like your attic space and weatherization. These are all things that can affect the environment your air conditioning system is working in and, ultimately, the comfort of your house.

Get in touch with Energy Attic

Now we’ve answered how to reduce the heat in my attic, get in touch with Energy Attic to discuss your requirements and obtain an estimate.

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