Why Is Your AC Not Cooling Rooms Evenly?


Since the main function of an air conditioner is to cool down your rooms, if it's not doing them evenly — meaning every room has a different temperature — then that's a problem. While it may be mildly annoying, it can also be potentially dangerous to older people and babies, so it's a matter that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Moreover, failure to remedy this issue can take the potentially minor problem that is causing it and turn it into a much bigger problem, so if you spot any problems, content an HVAC technician to have it looked at. Below are a few possible reasons why this is happening.

Your Air Conditioner Is Old

AC units have a life expectancy of 12 to 17 years, but it's not uncommon for many of them to start to fail well before that mark. With proper maintenance, they not only will last the full length that they're supposed to, but they can also cool your house evenly. Once they start to reach the end of their average life though, they won't have as much power as they used to, which can lead to not cooling down the rooms that are farthest away from the physical unit as efficiently as the ones that are closer. There's little you can do to fix this besides replacing the unit, but you should still have an HVAC technician that specializes in residential air conditioning services have a look at it.

Your Air Ducts Are Clogged

The jury is still out on whether or not it's beneficial to clean your air vents regularly, but if they're left unattended, it can be very easy to allow grime and dirt to build up and choke out your system. Even if it's still operational, it may be underpowered and not able to push the cold air to all the corners of your house. Check the air filters, and if necessary, shine a light inside your air ducts to see if there's a layer of dirt. If you find some, contact a residential air conditioning contractor to clean it for you.

Your Thermostat Is Malfunctioning

One of the main issues thermostats may have is a failure to communicate the desired temperature to the limit switch in the air conditioning system, which, in turn, will force your system to cool it to a different level. If your thermostat is directly below the vent, then the air that is blowing out of it can impact the thermostat and force it to read a different temperature, which means that certain parts of your home will be colder than others. Regardless of the problem, if your home isn't cooling evenly, it warrants your attention and a possible replacement of your cooling unit.

For more information, contact a residential air conditioning service.


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