Is Your AC Not Passing The Test This Summer?

blog_ac_817.jpgAre high August temperatures and high humidity putting your AC unit to the test? Before you decide to throw out your air conditioner and call Reese Services to install a new one, consider some other factors that could be preventing your AC from working to its fullest potential.

Reese Services suggest you consider these four factors:

1. Dirty Filters – When was the last time you changed your air filters? Has it been three months or longer? A dirty filter will restrict air flow and prevent the unit from cooling at optimum levels.

2. Condensing and Evaporator Coils – Dirty or clogged coils can also prevent the AC unit from properly removing hot air and bringing in cool air. A NATE trained technician will need to clean those coils. It is important to include this procedure during your regularly scheduled routine maintenance services.

3. Proper Sizing – If your HVAC system is oversized, it will not run long enough on each cooling cycle to draw the moisture from the air in your home. If your HVAC system is undersized, it will never cool your home properly. A trained technician can measure your home to ensure proper HVAC sizing.

4. Insulation Problems – All of the cool air could be escaping through your roof, walls, and windows. If this is the problem, then adding insulation can be a great preventative solution to keeping the cool air in your home. Adding an advanced insulation system like spray foam will help you control the air leakage. When properly installed, spray foam quickly expands to fill the cracks, crevices, gaps, and voids that exist in every structure. In addition, spray foam will conform to the curves, irregular surfaces and spaces to form a superior thermal envelope around your entire structure.

Contact Reese Services today to address any of these issues. Our technicians will evaluate the performance of your AC unit by conducting a full diagnostic test. If your home is in need of more insulation we can also install insulation in every area of your home.