This is something we hear a lot this time of year, especially during a heat wave. Sometimes it signifies that you have an A/C problem, but sometimes it is actually no reason to worry. Let’s set the scene…

🔥🔥 It’s 95 degrees outside and feels like over 100. 🔥🔥Your thermostat is set on 72, but your house can’t seem to cool below 75 degrees. You think to yourself “something must be wrong with my A/C, it’s not reaching temperature and I need to call someone”

HOWEVER, this is normal for extreme heat and here’s why:

Your A/C system is sized for the temperatures it will experience 99% of the time, not the extreme 1%. If it were sized to fill the need during that 1% time frame, it would be oversized and extremely costly to cool your home.

Your air conditioner should be able to keep a 20 degree differential between outside temperatures and the inside of your home. I.e. if it is 95 outside, your AC may only reach 75. If it cannot do that, then you may need service or your AC unit may not be properly sized.

So, consider bumping up your thermostat and turning on some fans in those extremely hot few days to save your unit from running continuously. It will not be able to keep your house as cool as you’ve been accustomed to the rest of the summer.

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