Why won't my AC ever cool down my house?
With temperatures well above the triple digit mark during another blisteringly hot California summer, you may notice you are making more frequent trips to turn down your thermostat. Cranking up your air conditioning is the intuitive move in a hot El Dorado Hills house, but what do you do when your AC won’t cool down your home?
Unfortunately, this can happen regardless of how new your cooling system is. You can update your cooling system all you want, but if you don’t have a properly performing home, that expensive cooled air is going right out of the roof and walls of your home.
So, how can you stop it?
A More Efficient Home
The responsibility of keeping your home comfortable should never be left to one particular system. At California Energy Services, we take a whole-home approach to your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. From the basement or crawl space all the way up to your attic, keeping your home at peak performance is the best way to stay comfortable, year round.
When your home is performing at its best, you can expect:
Lower monthly energy bills
Less frequent heating and cooling system repairs
A longer lasting air conditioner
Increased year round home comfort
When you’re looking to make your home more comfortable, and easier on your cooling system, start with an energy audit. This diagnostic service will determine which home performance upgrades your home can most benefit from. Our experts will thoroughly test your home using infrared technology and the latest in energy modeling technology to expose the areas where your conditioned air may be escaping your home. We’ll then likely recommend making the following home performance upgrades:
Think your home insulation is just for the cold months? Think again.
When your home is properly insulated, it stops the transfer of heat across your home’s thermal barrier. That means stopping heat from escaping in the winter, but it also means preventing heat from getting in during the summer. When your home is under-insulated, your air conditioner is losing the temperature battle to the walls and ceiling of your home.
Though this is the least-known of the upgrades that will keep your home cool, it is one of the most important! Our air sealing professionals will go through your home from top to bottom and close any gaps, leaks, or holes that are letting hot air in and cool air out. Air sealing and insulation work best together and are the most effective weapon against an uncomfortable El Dorado Hills summer.
Whole Home Fans
If your home doesn’t have an existing air conditioning system, or you are looking for a more energy efficient alternative to a traditional cooling system, a whole house fan is the way to go.
A whole house fan pulls cool outdoor air into your home, through your windows, across your living space, into the attic, and out the attic vents, effectively replacing the hot, stale air. This creates a cross breeze in your home, and can cool your attic by up to 30 degrees – which keeps your home much cooler the following day. A whole home fan can eliminate up to 90% of your cooling costs compared to a traditional central air conditioning system.
Keep Cool with California Energy Services
When your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home, it’s time to take a look under the hood to see how your home can be performing better. Proper air sealing and insulation are the keys to getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, all year long. When you trust the experts at California Energy Services, you can rest easy knowing that our trusted professionals have your satisfaction and energy efficiency in mind through every step of the process.