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Why Is My House Still Hot With The AC On

Is your house not staying cool? Is your thermostat set to 70 degrees, but is still showing that it’s 75 degrees in the house?

In extreme summer heat like we’re having this week, this is completely normal.

While it may seem abnormal for your house to be 77 degrees when your thermostat is set for 71, keep in mind that the 100 degree weather outside is also abnormal. Your air conditioner or heat pump is designed for what the typical temperatures are throughout the summer – around the mid to high 80’s. 

Air conditioners are designed to cool a maximum of 20 degrees from the outside temperature.

If it is 100 degrees outside, don’t be surprised if your house isn’t getting below 80 degrees. Your system is still doing its job and working properly.

Most residential air conditioners and heat pumps are not designed for 100 degree weather.

Still think there might be something wrong with your system?

Here are a couple of things you can check before scheduling a service call:

If you’ve checked these things and are still concerned that your system isn’t working properly, please give us a call at 888-222-3720 and we will be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our service technicians.