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How Long Should It Take To Cool Down My House?

If you are noticing that your home is taking much longer to cool down than it should, there may be something wrong. Read more on our blog.


air conditioner and controllerHave you ever attempted to turn on the air conditioning unit, only to be met with long waits for the house to cool down? There are a number of factors to consider including the size and strength of your unit, the size of the house, whether or not you have central air, and more. There are also other potential issues that could slow the process of cooling your home of which you should be aware.

One potential issue could be dirty filters or air vents. When these items get dirty, they can prevent air flow and block the cold air from getting into your home. This means it will take longer for your home to cool down, using more energy and forcing your air conditioning unit to work harder. To remedy this, you should make sure you clean or change your filters regularly to ensure they are allowing the maximum amount of airflow through the vents and into your home.

Another issue could be the condenser coils not being maintained adequately. If the condenser coil is dirty and not cleaned regularly, it can reduce the performance of the system and shorten its lifespan due to the extra work it must perform. This is the part of the air conditioning unit that removes the heat from the refrigerant.

If it is taking a long time for your home to cool down, you may also have air leaks or cracks in windows, sills, doors, or other locations in the home. This means that the hot air from the outside is able to enter the home more freely. It also means the cold air your air conditioning unit is producing is able to slip outside, making it more difficult for your home to reach your desired temperature.

If you are experiencing this issue, you may have a few options. Our Indiana and Ohio air conditioning technicians can come out and check your unit as well as the rest of your home to determine the exact cause of the problem. If we notice it is an issue with the unit itself, we can provide the repairs and offer maintenance services so you do not experience the same problem in the future. If it is an issue with another part of the home, we can help with insulation or sealing air gaps.

At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we have the experience and skills to successfully help you keep your house cool and comfortable. You can put your trust in us and we’ll be sure to get the job done right.

Need HVAC services? Call us today to get started.


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