If something’s wrong with your air conditioner, it’s not doing anything for your energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency is important, but if there's something wrong with your AC, it’s likely you're using more energy than you should. But how can you tell if your cooling system is doing its job efficiently? Three signs could tell you the truth:
#1: Short Cycling Is Bad
Short cycling is another way of saying the unit turns on and off a lot. When this happens, the system is using more energy than it should while trying to bring the temperature of your home down to the thermostat setting. If your system is short cycling, it's time to have a tech in to take a look to fix it and improve the efficiency so you can cut down on energy use.
#2: Higher Energy Bills than Normal
Your house might seem as cool as usual, and you might not notice any malfunction with the air conditioner. But you could notice an increase in your energy bills. Instead of dismissing this as the cost of summer, it might be worth having your system serviced to check for any small issues, have it maintained for better efficiency and effectiveness, and fix whatever is causing it to use more energy than usual.
#3: You’re Heating Weird Noises
If you hear unusual noises coming from your air conditioner, it could be a sign that it's not functioning properly. While this might not be impacting how cool it's keeping your home, it could be a sign that it's not doing the job efficiently. The best way to find out is with a service call from an HVAC tech.
Sometimes it's obvious when your AC isn't working right, but often the signs are a bit subtler. To ensure energy efficiency in your AC when you see signs that it's not, contact our team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.