Maximizing your home’s energy efficiency is a pretty common goal. No one wants to waste money on higher-than-necessary utility bills. If you notice any of these warning signs, there’s a good chance that your Plano, TX, home’s air conditioner efficiency isn’t as good as it could be.
Spike in Utility Bills During Summer
When the temperatures outside start soaring, you expect more and more from your air conditioning system. While there may be a slight increase in your monthly utility bills when combating the highest temperatures of the year, the spike should be minimal. If you notice a major surge in your monthly utility bills, especially during summer, your AC is probably to blame.
Your Air Conditioner Is Old
Over the course of the last several years, air conditioners have come a long way in regard to energy efficiency. If your system is old, it’s undoubtedly not as energy efficient as newer models. If you’re looking for a way to lower your monthly utility bills, investing in a new, energy-efficient AC installation is a good place to start.
Dirty Air Conditioner Filters
Air filters play a crucial role in your indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s energy efficiency. If your air filters are full of dirt and debris, your air conditioner has to work harder to pull air through the filters and into your home. This increased workload reduces energy efficiency costing you more on your monthly energy bills.
Inconsistent Temperature Readings
When you set your desired temperature on your thermostat, your air conditioner should turn off once your home reaches that temperature. If you start noticing inconsistent temperatures between rooms or your home doesn’t feel as cool as your thermostat says it is, there is clearly something wrong with your air conditioner. If your AC doesn’t know when to shut off or is cooling unevenly, efficiency will suffer.
Whether your air conditioner needs repair or maintenance in order to be more energy efficient, we have the answers to your questions. Call Samm’s Heating and Air Conditioning today to find out about all of our HVAC services.