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House not Cooling?

We had a question come up today about a home that never seemed to cool off during the day, but would get comfortable in the evening. Couple of things come to mind here.

One possible reason is that the AC is undersized.  This can be figured out by having an HVAC company perform a Load Calculation (measurement of how much heat is gained in the summer & how much heat you loose in the winter from your home). There is special software that is used to help make this determination.  Another possibility is an under charged unit (not enough, or low, refrigerant).  HVAC companies have tools to measure if this is the case.  A Third potential cause of your home not cooling properly is infiltration air (accidential air that does not come from the conditioned space, like an hot attic or the outside).  An HVAC tech can measure the temperature of the air coming thru the AC Coil & determine if this is the case.

There are also other reasons that could cause your home not to cool properly, if you have any questions, give us a call 815-254-5127!

Sizing Air Conditioners Properly

Be mindful that when properly sizing your air conditioning system for your home there are more factors involved than just the square footage of your home.

Your A/C is sized for an outdoor temperature of 88 degrees in the summer. So when it is above 88 degrees your air conditioner is now too small, undersized. You may find that it will run longer to cool your home. If it is older, dirty, and 100 degrees outside than it could be a recipe for disaster.

Cool off your A/C today with a watering from your hose. They get hot too, & it will help the system work better.

Problems with Air Conditioner

There are times when AirMaxx is called out to perform a routine cleaning and diagnostic for an Air Conditioner in Plainfield, Channahon, or Minooka Illinois.

The homeowner may suspect that the system just hasn’t been cooling like it used to, or they are habitual in their maintenance process & this is something they do every year.

When we are called to perform such a service, we are performing an evaluation of the air conditioner and cleaning it to perform as well as it can, based on its age and issues.  Older air conditioning systems do often times leak refrigerant and this leaking process can be slow or fast.

We seem to be the ones that gives both good and bad news, and at times, it may be perceived as trying to sell a new air conditioner. I can assure you that we would only recommend this as an option if we feel it is the BEST, cost saving option, for our customers given the age & complexity of their Air Conditioner issue.  Our reputation as a fair & honest company demands this.

We want our customer to be educated on the why our world is effected by the change of the type of refrigerant that is used to power the cooling process of your older home air conditioner.  We have attached an article we believe illustrates it very well HERE.

An educated customer is a our best friend.

Leaking Air Conditioner?

I hate to be the one with the bad news, but a leak is one of the worst things to have go wrong with your Air Conditioner.  I hope it is not that.  I am linking to an EPA article explaining the phase out of R22.  Click Here for EPA article.

Due to this phase out of R22, the price has been sky rocketing.  Every year we get closer to the end (2020).  I do not purchase it anymore, but I due have inventory for warranty situations only.

They do make a substitute refrigerant but it CANNOT be mixed with R22.

I would be glad to diagnose the problem, but it is no longer the days of just recharge it and see if it last until next year, the cost is a waste of your money.

BEWARE OF COMPANIES PUTTING DIRTY OLD R22 FROM OLD AIR CONDITIONS THAT THEY REMOVED FROM SOMEONE ELSE’S HOME INTO YOURS AS A FIX.

The new air conditioners use R410A, it is less expensive but it can not work in R22 air conditioners.

It has been about 8 years since we have installed an R22 system, we only install R410A units.

We obviously service all but a leak on an R22 required more explaining.
Let me know if you need me to check it out.

Thanks
Jamie

AIR CONDITIONING CLEAN & CHECK

Did you forget your Air Conditioning Clean & Check ? As the weather gets warmer we are consumed with stepping outside and enjoying the beauty of Springtime. BUT…It is also time to think about getting your Air Conditioner tuned-up prior to the tough job it will endure this Summer. An Air Conditioner tune up, or Air Conditioning Clean & Check is an affordable service that will help your AirConditioning system run more efficiently. This important cleaning could alert you to hidden problems sooner than later. Cleaning & Checking your Air Conditioning system may end up saving you money in the long run, as you won’t be caught in a surprised emergency breakdown. Our Air Conditioner technicians will gladly walk you through the process of our Air Conditioning cleaning & maintenance check, and answer any questions that you may have.

AirMaxx offers maintenance services as well, we can schedule your Air Conditioning Cleaning & Furnace Cleaning services ahead of time for your convenience.  We have maintenance agreements available.

Located in Channahon, Illinois, AirMaxx is proud to serve Plainfield, Shorewood, Minooka & surrounding areas.