The summer heat can be hard to beat, which means you’ll be relying more on your air conditioning system to keep your interior cool and comfortable. To ensure that it runs well throughout the season, routine care and maintenance are necessary. However, if on some days you’re feeling the heat creeping into your home, there may be other factors affecting its efficiency and performance.
Our central heat and air experts share some of the most common factors below.
Insulation acts as a thermal barrier that prevents heat from escaping during winter. It also retains the cool indoor air and keeps heat out during the summer months. If you’re sure that your system is running at peak efficiency, then there could be an issue with your insulation. Your home needs enough insulation to effectively stop the heat and reduce solar heat gain in your home.
If your air conditioning system is only a few years old and isn’t running properly, it will need a professional inspection to determine the cause. A few components might need to be replaced but if it’s still under warranty, you’ll only have to pay the labor fees. Once it reaches the 10-year mark, air conditioning and heating repair costs happen more frequently. At this point, it could be more cost-effective to replace a unit rather than having to deal with repairs for the remainder of its lifespan.
Indoor humidity is essential to keep your indoor air quality in check. But too much of it can make your home feel stuffy, as well as turn it into a breeding ground for mold and fungal growth. Although your air conditioning system dehumidifies the environment as it cools, it may not be enough to dehumidify all areas. Several other factors that affect its dehumidifying ability include a badly ventilated home, high seasonal humidity and even a clogged air filter.
If you’re looking for a trusted AC and furnace maintenance services provider, M & M Heating & Air Conditioning Service Co. is your best choice for the job! As a Factory Authorized Dealer of Carrier® products, you can count on our team of certified technicians to service and install some of the best HVAC systems available. Call us today at (209) 952-6580, or you can reach us online to schedule your maintenance appointment.