Originally published Oct. 17, 2019, updated Jan. 17, 2022.
Living in Florence, Mississippi, where it can get sticky from the humidity in the summer and cold in the winter, you rely heavily on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable in your home. However, if it feels like your bills seem higher than usual, your HVAC system may be using more energy than you think. Here are three signs that your HVAC system may be inefficient.
Your Bills Seem Higher than Usual
Have you noticed your energy bills seem higher than average? It could be your HVAC system. For the most part, your energy bill should be pretty constant; possibly higher in the summer months. Check previous statements to see if there seems to be an unusual spike. If so, it might be time for a check-up.
Your HVAC System Is Older
If your HVAC system is older than ten years, it may be using more energy by running longer cycles. Older systems usually have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years; however, they often only run efficiently for ten. A newer, energy-efficient system could save you between 20%-40% on your energy bill. It may be time for a system upgrade with a regular maintenance plan to prevent costly repairs in the future.
The Temperature Seems to Fluctuate From Room to Room
Have you been in your family room and then went to the bathroom and the temperature seemed to vary significantly? There could be an issue with your HVAC system. There are many reasons the temperature could be fluctuating, including your air filters. Air filters should be changed every 30-90 days. If it’s been longer, the dirt and debris that the air filter has caught may be blocking the airflow. Whatever the case may be, you may need to have your HVAC system checked out.
If you’re concerned that your system isn’t performing the way it should be, it may be time to get your HVAC system inspected. Call Hux Air Conditioning, and let us help you find solutions for a more energy-efficient system.