There is nothing quite worse than an ineffective air conditioner, especially during a hot summer day! But, what do you do if your air conditioner is in mint condition and your still not getting the relief you’re looking for?
What if we told you that the reason your home isn’t getting cool enough has nothing to do with the air conditioner itself? What do we mean by that, you ask? Well, sometimes, the reason your home isn’t keeping cool is due to outside factors, like the amount of insulation you’ve got in your home or even faulty ductwork.
Below, we’ve described some of the ways HVAC techs like us can give you the cooling relief you need to enjoy a more comfortable summer. Keep reading to find out more!
Here’s What We Can Do
There are two main ways that we can help you achieve greater cooling output in your home:
1. Attic Insulation Services
Insulation is one of the best ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your home’s heating and air conditioning systems. While many homeowners believe that insulation is there simply to keep warm air inside your house, this isn’t necessarily true. What insulation actually does is slows the transfer of heat, meaning it can help in both the cold and warm seasons—a properly insulated attic will retain heat in the winter and keep heat out in the summer.
There are plenty of ways to tell that you need new attic insulation. Here are a few signs:
- Drafts through the home: A leaky attic will bring significant drafts into the home. Not only can this be uncomfortable, but it will result in your conditioned or heated air being lost.
- Higher energy bills: Speaking of air loss… Whether the bills are getting higher or you suspect they’ve always been too high, upgrading your insulation could show a nice reduction in your monthly energy costs.
- Older Home: If your home is more than 10 years old, you’ll most likely need more insulation.
2. Dealing with Faulty and Dirty Ducts
The ductwork in your home is responsible for moving large volumes of conditioned air all of over your home! And without it, your air conditioner would render quite useless. So, when your ductwork system becomes dirty or damaged, it can severely impact your cooling efficiency. In fact, 30% of the conditioned air can end up escaping through breaches in the ductwork, which means that it’ll never end up reaching all the spaces in your home.
To combat this issue, it is important that you schedule regular ductwork services, including ductwork repair and replacement and duct cleaning services.
Hire a Professional
Of course, the last thing you want to deal with is AC replacement, so it is important that you invest in the services designed to keep your system running efficiently and effectively for years to come! Hiring a professional to handle your attic insulation and ductwork services is a great way to keep your AC in tip-top shape!
Schedule your air conditioning services with Air on Demand today!