If you notice that your cooling system is not reaching the temperatures you have set, it could be due to one of two reasons. You have either forgotten to maintain it for a couple of months or the system is having a problem. If it’s decreasing in performance, then it’s definitely one of these two. Luckily for you, they are both manageable.
If you are not a new and inexperienced homeowner, you should know that there are many things that can go wrong with your air conditioner, especially if you leave it without maintenance for too long. As an air conditioning repair service, we have noticed that one of the most common reasons for trouble is a malfunctioning thermostat. It acts as a remote control between the machine and the user. It is responsible for measuring the indoor temperatures and giving the system the “orders” to increase or decrease in performance. There are several things that can go wrong with your thermostat and cause it to malfunction.
As an air conditioning contractor, I know that most often the problems with the thermostat are due to installation problems or a malfunction in the system. You can start by testing your machine. Check if the temperatures in your home are the same as the ones that the thermostat is measuring. If the two measurements are not the same, then you may need to call a air conditioning repair company to fix it.
If the contractor that installed your AC unit was an amateur or just not too careful, it could be their fault that the system is malfunctioning. If it’s not installed properly, it will not work properly either. So, if the thermometer is not measuring the temperatures right, or is installed in another room, then you may need to have it fixed. Sadly, that’s not a job for every homeowner.
Another reason for a problem would be if the thermometer or the thermostat is left in direct contact with sunlight or any other heat sources. That will affect the measurements it takes, and influence the performance of the entire system.
As an experienced air conditioning contractor, I have dealt with all kinds of thermostat problems. So, whenever you need any help, simply give Brite Electric & HVAC of Longwood, FL a call at (407) 431-0124!