During the intense heat in Lakeside, CA, this summer is the perfect time to check if your air conditioner is energy-efficient. There are several ways to tell if your AC wastes energy, and luckily, the signs that indicate decent efficiency are easy to recognize. To help you avoid seeing your money go down the drain, here are four signs of great efficiency.
Indoor Air Quality
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to circulate air through your home as cleanly as possible. Therefore, dirty filters and clogs will reduce your air quality and introduce problems with efficiency. If your home is plagued with poor air and becoming humid, then it’s likely your AC is working too hard to power through these conditions. If you’re breathing easy and feeling fine, however, then you shouldn’t worry about poor efficiency.
A well-maintained thermostat will cool your home evenly throughout the day. However, issues with your thermostat could result in fluctuating temperatures in different rooms. Someone with this issue may feel that the house is quite noticeably warmer or cooler than the temperature that you set.
AC Run Time
Ideally, your air conditioner will begin cooling your home to achieve and maintain your set temperature. If your AC performs in this way, then your energy expenditure is likely dispersed effectively. On the other hand, common issues like short cycling or your AC constantly running are signs that your system is running too hard or not hard enough, therefore not using enough energy to complete what it’s designed to accomplish.
Wear and Tear
Over time, the parts of your system will age and become less effective. Although an older system can still perform its duty, it’ll naturally be less efficient than it was earlier in its operational life. After 10 years of cooling your home, experts recommend that you begin searching for a replacement for your system to avoid costly repairs and more money spent because of a lack of energy efficiency.
We Care About Your Home
We take the responsibility of providing heating and cooling services to your home very seriously. That’s why we ensure that all of our technicians treat every customer in a professional and polite manner, treating your home like it’s our own. In addition to heating and cooling, we also offer water source heat pumps, products, and home comfort analysis. At Hi-Tech Air Heating & Cooling, we do this all to help improve the lives of those in the community. So if you feel that you’re experiencing a loss in efficiency, call us today to schedule an appointment.