You probably don’t think about your HVAC system in Damon, TX, unless a problem crops up. While it’s common for something that’s out of sight to also be out of mind, you should pay attention to small signs before they become a major problem. Below are five indications that you have an inefficient AC in need of repair or replacement.
1. Dirty Air Filters
Not only do dirty air filters impact your indoor air quality and aggravate allergies and asthma, but dirt buildup also impacts your AC efficiency. Your AC unit has to work harder to keep you comfortable, which uses more energy. We recommend changing or cleaning your air filters every 3 months, or more frequently if needed, during peak cooling season.
2. Frequent AC Repairs
Regular maintenance is important for your AC to function properly, and occasional repairs are necessary. However, if you notice that your calls to repair professionals have increased, it may be time to consider a new system. If repairs will be close to 50% of a new system, it’s usually a wise decision to replace your AC system.
3. High Humidity
Not only does your air conditioner keep you comfortable by controlling the indoor temperature, but it also removes humidity from your home. When your AC system has low refrigerant levels, you’ll notice higher humidity in your home as well as other moisture issues. Contact an HVAC specialist if you suspect that you have low refrigerant levels.
4. Inaccurate Thermostat
Your thermostat controls how well your HVAC system functions. If you have a faulty thermostat, it causes your HVAC system to use more energy than normal. If you have a faulty thermostat, then it needs repairs or a replacement.
5. Increased AC Utility Bills
A spike in your utility bills is another sign of an inefficient AC system. This means that your HVAC system now operates below peak efficiency and consumes more power than it normally would. Routine maintenance or repair service jobs usually fix this, but it’s sometimes a sign that you need a new air conditioner.
Don’t let an inefficient AC unit drive up your energy bills this summer. Contact us at Davis Air Conditioning and Heating today to schedule an HVAC tune-up to maintain AC efficiency.
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