Several times over the past few weeks I have opened the utility closet where my AC lives and it is COOL! This is disturbing to me (a novice) b/c the utility closet is accessed from the outside of the house (via a door with slats no less) and is not supposed to be climate controlled. I have always had indoor air handling units so feeling cool air around the unit would not be too horrible. I have to make a decision whether to pay someone $50 to come look at it, but if it is normal then I don't want to waste the money. Is this why my master bedroom (last vent in the duct work) is never as cool as the rest of the house...beacuse the system is stressed? Am I air conditioning the neighborhood?