Has your energy bill gone up beyond what you normally expect in the summer here in Jackson, MS? The first possibility is that you altered your cooling schedule, such as by lowering your set point. Most of the time, unexpectedly high energy bills are the result of an AC problem; below are the most common problems.

Dirt-Covered Coils

Your central AC has two coils: an evaporator coil in the indoor unit and a condenser coil in the outdoor unit. These two must work together to absorb heat from your home and release it outdoors, and they’ll fail to do so if they become covered in dirt and grime. This will happen over time, especially if you don’t replace your filter in your return vent.

As a result of this dirt and debris buildup, the coils won’t cool your home, and your AC will continue to run to no purpose. It’s this continual operation that may be raising your bills, so try to notice if each cycle exceeds the normal 10- to 15-minute span.

An Uncalibrated Thermostat

The AC may be turning on even when your home’s temperature hasn’t dipped below the set point. This unnecessary energy use may impact your energy bill. The cause will lie with your thermostat’s calibrations the device is incorrectly reading the temperature.

Dirty or Leaking Ducts

Dirty ducts can make it harder for the AC to circulate air, which wears out the motor and may lead to a breakdown and subsequent AC repair. On the other hand, leaking ducts will let the cool air out, so the AC will run longer to compensate for that. In either case, your bills will rise.

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Hux Air Conditioning can set you up for regular AC maintenance, which will prevent most of the problems mentioned above, so call us today for a consultation in Jackson, MS. You’ll be working with highly trained, NATE-certified technicians from start to finish.

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