During the humid, sweaty summer months an air conditioner can mean sweet relief from the sticky heat; however, it also means higher energy bills. Sure, summer heat means a spike in utility bills, but many of our customers unknowingly pay more than they must for their AC. Ensure your AC is not working too hard with the professionals at Right Away Heating and Air Conditioning. In today’s blog, we’ll share four reasons your AC is working too hard.
Clean Your Coils and Air Filter
Regularly cleaning your AC’s coils and air filter is one of the best preventative measures you can take to ensure your AC is functioning properly, and easily. Failure to maintain your coils and air filters can lead to a number of problems, like permanent failure of your AC’s compressor and fans. Because your AC is made up of multiple components, it is crucial to keep your system clean for it to function its best.
Of course, older AC units will function slower and less efficiently that newer models. Most AC units last about ten-years. If your AC is older than ten it may be time to replacing your cooling system. While it will initially cost more to replace your AC it will likely save you money in the end — no more repairs or inflated AC bills.
Fully understanding your thermostat allows you to use it more efficiently, an important factor when considering the cost of summertime AC. We encourage you to find your AC manual, and spend a day getting to know your thermostat. You will be amazed at the amount of money you can save by knowing how to properly and efficiently operate your AC unit.
Improper Size or Installation
It is important your cooling ducts are properly sized or your home will not stay properly cooled. Your ducts will overwork to heat your home if they are too small. In contrast, large ducts will result in a more expensive utility bill and waste energy. For these reasons, it’s important your cooling ducts are properly sized by a professional. Always work with a professional heating and cooling team when it comes to HVAC installation. You can count on our team at Right Away Heating and Air Conditioning.
At Right Away Heating and Air Conditioning, we want to help our customers stay in budget. Ensure you’re not spending more money than necessary or your AC bills this summer. Right Away Heating and Air Conditioning will help you get the most for your money, you can rely on us. Reach Right Away Heating and Air Conditioning at: 720-646-1962. We look forward to working with you!
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