Windham, NH Homeowner Looks for Ways to Keep Cool
The summer months can be taxing on your home’s air conditioning unit. If your unit is having trouble maintaining the temperature set on the thermostat, there may be a problem requiring service or the system may simply be nearing the end of its life. Blocked vents or a dirty air filter can make it more difficult for the air conditioner to maintain a cool temperature indoors. In many cases, a preventative maintenance call and tune-up can help to correct the situation or identify the problem.
A homeowner in Windham was noticing that on the hottest summer days her air conditioning was having trouble keeping up and cooling the home. Looking for advice, she contacted the experts at Joyce Cooling & Heating.
Understanding Your HVAC System’s Thermostat
A thermostat does not operate at different levels, turning the air conditioning on at “high” to make up for a big temperature difference. Instead the system will continue to cool the home until it reaches the set temperature, at which time it will turn off. If you adjust the thermostat throughout the day, it can take the cooling unit longer to reach the temperature, as it has more cooling to do to reach the thermostat setting. Instead of running faster or harder, the air compressor will run longer. This means it will normally take more time to reach the thermostat setting after being adjusted.
An Air Conditioning Unit that is Unable to Cool the Home May Indicate a Problem
If the thermostat settings have not been changed and the unit continues to struggle to cool the home, it may be time to have the system serviced. The problem may be as simple as a dirty or clogged air filter, which can easily be corrected by a preventative maintenance call. An air conditioning unit regularly struggling to keep up with the high temperatures may also indicate that it is nearing the end of its lifespan and a replacement may be in the near future.
In the case of the Windham homeowner, a tune-up on the system by a Joyce Cooling & Heating technician was able to correct the problem and he can expect to enjoy the rest of the summer in comfort.