Many homeowners find that their home takes longer to cool than expected. Understanding what affects your home’s cooling load can help you determine why it takes the amount of time it does to cool down your space.
In this post, your local air conditioner repair expert, Air Pro Inc., discusses factors that affect your home’s air conditioning load.
Outdoor Heat and Humidity – Unfortunately you can’t control the weather and outdoor temperatures. The warmer it is outside, the longer it will take to cool your home.
Home Size and Facing Direction– The larger your home, the greater its cooling load. Houses that are facing to the south or west are more likely to experience heat infiltration from the sun because they’re exposed it for longer periods of time.
Insulation – Homes with the correct amount of insulation can resist outdoor heat better. You can reduce your home’s cooling load by investing in insulation with proper R-values.
Air Conditioner Size – Choose an air conditioner with a size that’s sufficient for your home. Units with larger cooling capacities can cool rooms faster than those with smaller capacities. If you need a new unit, choose Air Pro Inc. for quality air conditioner replacement.
Air Leaks – Air leaks allow warm summer air to enter your home and cold air to escape. The more air leaks there are in your home, the more time it will take to cool. Make sure all air leaks are tightly sealed.
Windows – Heat can pass through your windows and enter your home. You can either close your shades during the day or install more energy-efficient windows.
Appliances – Appliances like dishwashers and dryers can emit heat indoors. Decrease your home’s cooling load by using these appliances at night when the temperature is lower.
When it comes to your air conditioning needs, you can count on Air Pro Inc. We offer professional HVAC installations and cooling and heating repair services. All our technicians are extensively trained and have North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. Call us at (505) 300-5900 or complete our online form to learn more about what we do.