When the AC system in your Midland, Georgia, home starts to act up, you may be wondering whether an issue is particularly concerning or something that can easily be fixed. Certain efficiency issues are more concerning than others, especially those that indicate a more serious problem within the system.
Drastic Energy Cost Increase
Although energy costs are on the rise across the nation, it’s unlikely that the cost increase would make a dramatic difference in your monthly bills. You may pay a few extra dollars per month, but a bill that has suddenly doubled can indicate an issue with your system’s efficiency. The efficiency of a cooling system refers to how much energy it takes to cool the air and move it through the vents.
Several issues can cause your efficiency to decrease. A dirty filter is one of the most common causes of this issue because it restricts airflow, requiring the system to work harder to move the air. Failing to replace the filter regularly can also lead to poor indoor air quality, so it’s important to swap it out every month or two. The compressor can also be to blame, or you might have leaky ductwork that needs to be repaired.
Constantly having to repair your air conditioner is an expensive and frustrating experience for any homeowner. When a system is nearing the end of its lifespan, components tend to break and wear out, resulting in the need for more frequent repairs. Before you decide to move forward with any type of AC repair, talk to one of our technicians to make sure you’re not continuing to put bandage fixes on a more serious problem.
At Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning, our experienced HVAC technicians can take a closer look at your heating and cooling system to determine whether the efficiency issues you’re having are particularly concerning, so feel free to contact us at 706-405-4796.
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