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Ac can’t keep up with temperature

Feeling the Heat? Why Your AC Might Not Be Keeping Up

Florida’s brutal summer heat makes a well-functioning air conditioner (AC) essential. But what happens when you crank the thermostat down low, yet your home remains uncomfortably warm? Several factors could explain why your AC isn’t keeping up with the temperature you desire.

Common Reasons Your AC Struggles

Here are some reasons why your AC might be failing to keep your home cool:

  • Dirty air filter: A clogged air filter restricts airflow, making it harder for your AC to distribute cool air throughout your home. Regularly cleaning or replacing your air filter is crucial for optimal performance.
  • Low refrigerant levels: Refrigerant is the lifeblood of your AC system. If refrigerant levels are low, the system can’t absorb heat effectively, leading to reduced cooling capacity.
  • Frozen evaporator coil: A dirty evaporator coil or low refrigerant levels can cause the coil to freeze over. This blocks airflow and prevents the AC from cooling properly.
  • Blocked or leaking ducts: Leaky or clogged ducts allow cool air to escape before reaching your living space. This wastes energy and makes your AC work harder to maintain the desired temperature.
  • Incorrect thermostat setting: Double-check your thermostat settings! An incorrect setting could be causing your AC to run less frequently than needed.
  • Improper system sizing: If your AC unit is too small for the size of your home, it simply won’t have the capacity to cool the space effectively.

What Can Alvarez Plumbing and AC Do to Help?

If your AC isn’t keeping up with the temperature, don’t suffer in the heat! Call Alvarez Plumbing and AC. Our certified technicians can diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action. Here’s what they can do:

  • Inspect your AC system: Our technicians will thoroughly inspect your AC unit, including the air filter, evaporator coil, refrigerant levels, and ductwork.
  • Identify the culprit: Based on the inspection, they’ll pinpoint the reason your AC is struggling to keep your home cool.
  • Offer solutions: Depending on the problem, they may recommend cleaning the air filter, recharging the refrigerant, thawing a frozen coil, repairing leaky ducts, adjusting your thermostat settings, or even recommending a system upgrade if your current AC is undersized.
  • Quality repairs and maintenance: Our technicians use high-quality parts and materials for any repairs needed. They can also recommend preventative maintenance plans to keep your AC running efficiently and prevent future problems.

Keeping Your Cool Comfort

By addressing the underlying reasons why your AC struggles, you can restore cool comfort to your home and ensure your AC system operates efficiently. Regular maintenance is key to preventing these issues and extending the lifespan of your AC unit.

Request Service Today!

Don’t wait until the heat becomes unbearable. Call Alvarez Plumbing and AC today to schedule an appointment. Our team is available 24/7 to diagnose and address your AC problems so you can stay cool and comfortable all summer long.


“My AC was just blowing lukewarm air, no matter how low I set the thermostat. Alvarez Plumbing and AC came out and quickly identified a clogged air filter as the culprit. After a quick cleaning, my AC was working perfectly again. So glad I called them!” – Barbara S., Palm River-Clair Mel, FL

“We were worried our AC might be too small for our house. Alvarez Plumbing and AC sent a technician who assessed our system and our cooling needs. They recommended a slightly larger AC unit, and now our home stays nice and cool even on the hottest days. Thanks, Alvarez!” – Charles K., Palm River-Clair Mel, FL

We hope this blog content has been helpful. If you have any questions about why your AC isn’t keeping up with the temperature or other AC problems, please don’t hesitate to contact Alvarez Plumbing and AC. We’re always happy to help!


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