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What to Do When Your Air Conditioning Unit Can’t Keep Up


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.


Testimonials & Reviews

We had central air conditioning installed last year by Joyce and were very satisfied with the job. Today, John N. serviced the unit and all of the components and he was incredibly thorough and professional. He explained exactly what was serviced and what to avoid (greenery around the outdoor unit). I highly recommend Joyce Cooling & Heating!

Cristina A.

Cristina A.

Jarod was my technician on March 20th. He was professional and courteous as he completed a servicing on my Heathing Unit. He explained what he was cleaning out and system runs great again.

Matt O.

Matt O.

Mitchell P. came to our house today for an issue with our AC. He was great explaining what the problem is and how they were going to take care of it going forward. He was very pleasant and nice to work with, just like everyone at Joyce Cooling and Heating that has been here.

Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Jim and team did a top notch job on our install. The team was professional, courteous and kept the work areas super clean. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism and the knowledge of the system that was installed. They answered all the questions we had! I also really appreciate how flexible they were with our 3 dogs, they did a great job ensuring materials /parts during install kept tidy to ensure the dogs didn't get into anything. Thanks for the great work!

Jill C.

Jill C.

The representative was friendly, professional, and transparent about the work being done. The issue was resolved. My expectations were satisfied.

Stephen T.

Stephen T.

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