Question about energy efficiency

We moved into our house towards the end of last summer. We knew it needed additional insulation after seeing the attic during the inspection-- then we had a few hot days and you could feel the heat permeating from the ceiling. On a hot day, the AC would just work and work and work and we could barely keep the temperature under 80 degrees.
Anyway, we had insulation added over the winter, so that we're at R-35 now. And I figured that would make a big difference. And maybe it has. But now that we've had a couple of warm days, we're finding that it still gets really warm inside the house a lot quicker than I think it should. The outside temperature might get up to 65 degrees and we'll find that the inside temperature rises to 78 or so by 9 p.m.
So I'd like to hear what sort of professional I should contact about helping me with this.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Insulating is one thing but don't forget attic ventillation. I have R60 but then I live in way up North in Alberta. Tony
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Your utility company may offer a free or low cost energy audit that can help.
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Get a pro HVAC guy to check your AC unit.
Just because it is running doesn't mean it is working. Or it may be working at 10%. A knowledgeable person can figure this out real quick on a hot afternoon.
Colbyt
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I'm thinking you should call a HVAC company for a clean and check. I've seen enough systems in my life that were working way below capacity. It's very possible your system is in desperate need of maintenance. Folks generally don't spend money on maint when they are about to move.
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