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4 Reasons You Can’t Keep Your Home Cool

Summer has arrived. Many of us are seizing the chance to enjoy the extra sunshine and warmth by getting outside. Whether that means spending time poolside, hiking, or another fun activity in town, once you wrap up at the end of the day, you want to be able to get home and cool off.

The problem that you don’t want to run into is discovering that your air conditioning in Hayden, ID isn’t working the way it should. But ignoring the warning signs of a troubled AC isn’t going to do you any favors.

Let’s get ahead of the problem by discussing some of the reasons your air conditioner may not be able to cool your home the way it is meant to

1. There is an overly-dirty air filter in your return air duct

The air filter is responsible for trying to keep dirt and debris out of your HVAC system. This helps reduce the speed at which your AC’s evaporator coil becomes coated with dust, which would otherwise reduce its ability to cool the home. If the filter in your system becomes too clogged with debris, it will slow down the flow of air into the system and make it just as hard for it to create cool air.

2. Your vents are closed or blocked by something

Even if air is flowing through your AC effectively, it may not be making it into your home the way you’d expect. This might be due to vents being closed by mistake. Or perhaps you’ve rearranged recently and accidentally placed furniture or decor in front of a vent, reducing the strength of the cool air that enters the rooms in the home. Issues like these with your vents can undermine the AC’s ability to cool the house.

3. Someone messed with the thermostat

Different people have different temperature preferences. This can lead to some wild battles over the thermostat. Make sure to check out your thermostat when your home seems hotter than usual. There is always a chance that someone set the temperature higher than everyone else likes

4. There is a repair needed deeper in the system

Of course, there is a likely chance that what your system needs is a bigger repair. Maybe you have a poorly lubricated blower motor or a broken fan blade. Whatever the core cause, it is negatively affecting your ability to keep your home cool. We can get to the root of the problem and fix it quickly so that you can enjoy a cool home again.

We want to address the worst-case scenario: your AC can’t be repaired. In this case, you’ll need a full system replacement. You can count on us for that too. We can help pair your home with the right system and get it installed in no time … once it arrives. Please note that current supply chain delays can add to the amount of time it takes to get some systems. The sooner you get started, the less you’ll have to wait!

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Schedule your next AC service with our team.

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