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Common Causes of AC Inefficiency

When you get your energy bills each month, are you shocked by what you see? Has it gotten so bad in the summer season that you’ve been hesitant to run your AC as much as you would like to? Then this is the post for you. We don’t want anyone compromising when it comes to their comfort just to accommodate their budgets. No, cooling your home isn’t free—but it also shouldn’t break the bank.

The good news here is that you don’t need to replace your entire air conditioning system just because your AC seems to be running inefficiently. In fact, it’s often the result of something pretty easy to fix. And, in some cases, it really just boils down to user error. So be sure to keep these tips in mind, and contact us if you have any concerns regarding your air conditioner in Tallahassee, FL

Dirty Air Filters

This one is really infuriating for homeowners to realize. Why? Because it is something they could have handled very easily on their own. And, to be honest, they should have handled very easily on their own. Why? Because changing your air filter regularly is, without exception, the single best thing that you can do for your air conditioner on your own.

When your air filter gets excessively dirty, it creates too much airflow resistance in the system. When that happens, the system works harder than it should have to in order to force cooled air throughout the house. And when more energy than should be necessary is used, your energy bills are higher than they should be.

Leaky Ducts

This is something that you cannot really resolve on your own, but that you have to be aware of. If you are having trouble with excessively high energy costs related to cooling your home, your ducts need to be evaluated. It is possible that the air you’re cooling is then leaking out into unconditioned spaces in your home. Suspect leaky ducts if:

  • Inefficiency is paired with low air quality.
  • You have hots spots throughout your house.
  • You’ve never had your air ducts tested.

Not only can we test your air ducts to rule out or confirm leaks. Our technicians also have the tools and the training that they need to effectively seal your air ducts. This is no job for duct tape!

Poor Maintenance Practices

We cannot be any more clear about this. Your air conditioner needs to be professionally tuned up each and every year. If you don’t schedule routine air conditioning maintenance on an annual basis, then you are doing your system a huge disservice. You will wind up paying more to cool your home. That’s not it, though.

If you don’t schedule maintenance, you’re also putting your system at serious risk of incurring unnecessary damages. You are also actively contributing to a shortened lifespan. So keep your air conditioner in the great condition necessary with our Peak Performance Service Agreement.

Schedule your AC services with Parker Services Inc. 

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