How can you tell if your air conditioner is inefficient?
While there are many signs, there are three common scenarios that are tell-tale signs of an inefficient air conditioning system.
1. High Electricity Bills: Is your electric bill steadily increasing? Do you seem to get more expensive bills every month? While electricity rates tend to go up rather than down, the increases shouldn’t be terribly dramatic. If your energy bills seem to be out of control, the odds are high that your air conditioning system is at least partially to blame.
2. Hot Spots: Do you tend to prefer hanging out in one particular room or part of the home because it seems to stay a lot cooler? Are there rooms in your home that don’t seem to get cool at all? Uneven cooling is a clear sign of inefficient AC operation. It’s true that direct sunlight and second-story areas tend to be warmer than other parts of the home, an efficient air conditioning system should still be able to make them comfortable.
3. Poor Dehumidifying: Does the air in your home seem to be clammy and moist while you’re running the air conditioning? This is problematic for many reasons, and it’s also a clear indication that your cooling system isn’t doing its job. Air conditioning systems are supposed to pull moisture from the air; it’s a big part of how they make a home cool. If that’s not happening, efficiency must be suffering for some reason.
Inefficient central air conditioning systems make it difficult to achieve optimal indoor comfort and cause energy bills to soar. Like most homeowners, you’d probably like to stay cool and comfortable throughout the summer without breaking the bank.
Even if your AC system was functioning efficiently a few years ago, that may no longer be the case. Fortunately, you don’t have to put up with it.
Boyd Brothers HVAC is built on integrity, professionalism and doing the job right the first time, every time. Growing up in Southwest Florida, we understand that having a broken heating or AC system is about the last thing you want to deal with, or wait around to have fixed.
We have the utmost respect for you, your home, and your heating and cooling needs. We look forward to earning your business through top-quality repair and installation work.