How Long Should My HVAC System Take to Work?

When it comes to cooling your home in the summer and heating your home in the winter, you rely on the health of your HVAC unit to do so. Sometimes internal components of your system can hinder its performance. This can showcase itself in the lack of your HVAC system properly cooling or heating your home in a given time frame.

How Long Should It Take To Cool My Home?

When it comes to the cooling function of your heating and cooling system, it should take around three hours to drop your interior temperature by 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, realize that this is a common estimate for most air conditioning units for a four-bedroom home. If your home is bigger, it's going to take longer to cool and visa versa. Also, this time frame is going to highly depend on a slew of other factors regarding your system. These include it's size, power, and age.

Cooling Problems

If it seems like your air conditioning unit simply isn't cooling your home down regardless of how much time you give it, there can be a number of issues going on. An experienced HVAC professional can help you to determine just what the specific issue is with your system. The most common issues include:

  • Dirty Filters

  • Refrigerant Leak

  • Dirty Coils

  • Leaky Ductwork

  • Under-Insulated Attic

  • Undersized Air Conditioning System

How Long Should It Take To Heat My Home?

If it's the wintertime and you feel as if your heating system isn't working correctly, there's one way to find out. In general, your system should take about an hour to raise the temperature in your home by one degree. It will take about 45 minutes per degree after that. Depending on when you turned your system on and how far the actual temperature is off from your desired temperature, you should be able to come up with a reasonable time frame.

Heating Problems

Just as your HVAC system can have cooling problems, it can be having heating problems as well. Determining just what your heating problem is can be done by a licensed professional. Here are some of the most common culprits that homeowners tend to experience when it comes to their heating system malfunction:

  • Lack Of Maintenance

  • Ignition / Pilot Problem

  • Dirty Filters

  • Thermostat Malfunction

  • Mechanical Wear And Tear

  • Tripped Breaker / Blown Fuse

  • Continuous Running Blower

  • Dirty Evaporator Coils / Condensor

Call Us Today

If you believe that you're having a problem with your HVAC system, then give Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions a call today. One of our experienced experts can assess your system and make the necessary repairs to get it working as it should. You should never have to go without proper heating in the winter or cooling of your home in the summer.