If you are starting to notice that your air conditioning system in your home is running a lot and is keeping your home somewhat cool but not cool enough, there might be a problem that needs expert repairs. When a system is working but cannot keep up with the demands of the thermostat, it could be due to several different issues, and here are a few things to know if this happens.
Do Not Keep Turning the Thermostat Down
When it is really hot out and your AC system cannot keep up, you should not keep turning the temperature down on the thermostat, even though this might seem like the logical thing to do. If your system is working but cannot keep up with the demands, you will put too much stress on the components of the system if you keep turning the temperature down, especially if there is a problem with any of the components.
Things You Should Do
Instead of trying to force the system to work better, you should check the air filter in it, simply to make sure it is not clogged. If the filter is filthy, it is likely restricting airflow to the central AC system, and this could be the problem that is causing your system to keep running but not be able to completely keep up.
Secondly, you should check the air vents in each room in your home. The purpose of this is to make sure they are all open and that nothing is blocking them. If they are open and are not blocked, it might be time to call an AC repair company.
Things That Could Be Wrong
An AC repair company can find the cause of the problem you are having, and it could be due to multiple things. The first thing they may check is the thermostat. If your thermostat's calibration somehow is off, recalibrating might solve the problem. Secondly, they will check the compressor and the coils to ensure that these parts are operating properly. There is also a chance that the problem might be the result of a bad blower fan. A technician will check all these things and will find out exactly what is causing the problem you are having.
If you need assistance with your system, contact a local AC repair company to set up an in-home service call for your central air conditioning system.