If the air conditioning bills in your University Park, Texas, home are on the rise, you may be wondering if you’re overspending on cooling. Some of the most common causes for high energy bills include poor maintenance habits, a dirty filter, and leaky ducts. Find out if any of these issues are causing your bills to spike.
Poor Maintenance Habits
An air conditioning system requires regular maintenance to extend its life span and keep it operating as efficiently as possible. If you’re not keeping up with routine maintenance, this could be the reason your cooling bills are going up. During an AC tuneup, our HVAC technician will inspect all the key components within your unit, as well as test the airflow and make sure the system can produce enough cool air to maintain a comfortable indoor atmosphere.
If anything isn’t working correctly or needs to be repaired, our technician can perform fixes right away, rather than allowing the system to continue to operate inefficiently. This ensures that your system is operating at peak efficiency throughout the warm seasons.
A Dirty Filter
The air filter within your HVAC system is vital to its ability to operate and function efficiently. When air moves through the registers and into the cooling unit, it goes through the filter, which can remove contaminants and prevent them from settling in the ducts or the AC. However, a dirty filter can’t function correctly, which can cause energy loss and poor indoor air quality in your home. Replace your filter every month or two to prevent this problem from impacting your energy costs.
Ductwork can also be the culprit behind air loss and high energy bills. Since all air moving through the cooling system has to move through the ducts, a leak could play a major role in the efficiency of the unit. Leaky ducts allow air to escape, which means your air conditioner will have to run for a longer period of time to reach the temperature you set on your thermostat.
If your cooling bills are on the rise, contact us at Willard Heating and Air Conditioning by calling (972) 564-9785.
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