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Is Conditioned Air Escaping From Your Home?

Nothing feels better than coming home on a hot day to a perfectly air-conditioned home. You check the thermostat and it’s sitting pretty at 68°, and you can open up a cool drink while relaxing. It really is one of those under-appreciated, best moments of the summer.

However, what happens when you get home and your home isn’t comfortable? The air conditioner is acting like it just ran a marathon, your thermostat is reading 68°, but things are definitely not as comfortable as they should be. What gives?

Well, the truth is that you could require AC repair in West Hollywood, CA, as well as some much-needed ductwork performed by professionals. If that’s not a satisfactory answer, then you’re not alone. Keep reading as we get into the details of how and why conditioned air could be escaping from your home.

Leaking Ductwork

First of all, the culprit in this kind of situation is usually your air ducts. Up to 30% of conditioned air can leak from air ducts into crawl spaces, basements, and even the outdoors. When this component of your HVAC system is left neglected, it doesn’t really matter how efficient and powerful your air conditioner is, it’s never going to cool your home to your specific temperature needs.

In this case, you’ll need to contact a professional with the right equipment to fix your ducts. Our team provides quality air duct services that can target the problem and make sure they’re repaired and sealed appropriately. Then, we can test your ducts to ensure they’re not leaking air and 100% of the conditioned air your system creates is headed your way!

A Clogged Air Filter

Sometimes the problem isn’t that the air is leaking out of your home, but that your air conditioner can’t get enough air into it. The return air duct has an air filter that traps contaminants like dust, dirt, and debris from causing problems. When this filter gets too clogged up, it starts stifling the system.

Eventually, your air conditioner could have trouble getting any air at all and it will then put out less conditioned air. You might feel like your system is leaking conditioned air when it’s not able to make the cool air in the first place! Change your air filter and see if it makes a difference. Otherwise, call us for AC repair.

Poor Insulation

Insulation is important for the winter and the summer. If your conditioned air is leaking through a gap between your front door and the floor, then you’re just wasting money on your energy bill. The same can be said for your windows and other areas of your home.

Take a quick look around your home and make sure you’re not dealing with any serious leaks that require insulation.

Let’s Test Your Home

Do you need help detecting whether or not your home is leaking conditioned air? We can help! Our team specializes in detection services that are built around diagnosing a problem and coming up with premier solutions. Just call our team and let us get to the bottom of it!

Don’t hesitate to call JMS Air Conditioning and Heating for quality AC and duct services today!

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