The last thing you want to happen this summer is for your home to feel uncomfortable. Your air conditioning system might not be living up to its cooling capabilities, but that’s not the only thing you need to look into. Other factors can also affect your home’s comfort during the hottest months of the year. We discuss them below.
Excess Indoor Humidity
The right indoor humidity levels are crucial to maintaining indoor air quality in your home. Too much humidity can make your home feel stuffy and even turn your home into a breeding ground for mold and fungal growth. Although your air conditioning system dehumidifies the environment while in operation, it may still not be enough to cover all areas of your home. Several other factors that affect its dehumidifying ability include high seasonal humidity, a dirty air filter and even bad ventilation.
Insulation is the thermal barrier that keeps heat from escaping during winter. If your AC system is well-maintained but you still don’t feel the comfort you expect during the summer months, then you probably don’t have enough insulation installed. Your home needs enough insulation to effectively reduce solar heat gain in your home.
If your air conditioning system is only a few years old and isn’t cooling your home properly, you’ll need to get in touch with a licensed technician to do a maintenance check. Depending on the problem, some components may need to be replaced, but the parts should be covered under your warranty if it’s still valid. Age could also be to blame, especially if your unit is 10 years or older. At this point, you may want to consider investing in a full replacement, which is a more cost-effective option versus frequent but costly repairs.
J & M Air Conditioning & Heating has all your HVAC needs covered! Call us today at (951) 654-3464 if you’re in San Jacinto or (760) 253-9631 if you’re in Palm Desert. You can also fill out our convenient online request form!