If the summer causes unbearable electricity bills because of your air conditioning unit, and your unit isn't old enough that you want to spend the money to replace it, the problem may be that it hasn't been inspected in years. Even if the unit was just installed a handful of years ago, it may still need to be tuned up and looked at. You don't know if that model had any recalled items or if something went wrong that is causing the machine to be inefficient. Here are a few things you may want done.
Air Conditioning Tune-Up
Your air conditioner is a machine, and like all other machines, it needs regular maintenance to work at optimal efficiency. The service professional will use an air tool to blow out all of the debris and dust that could be inside, check the Freon level to detect a leak, replace the air filter that could be preventing airflow, and look at all the gears and parts. With this tune-up and inspection, you may find out why your machine isn't efficient or what needs to be updated or changed.
Part of the reason the house may not be as cold as you want, or why it costs so much to keep the house cold, is because there are leaks in the ducts around your home. Just one large leak or several small leaks around the property could be causing up to 30 percent air loss, which means your air conditioner is running because the air it's producing is getting lost. Finding the leaks and sealing them off can stop air loss.
If the thermostat isn't reading the temperature in the house correctly or isn't working as needed, it can cause the air conditioner to run unnecessarily or to run inefficiently. Have the thermostat tested and ask about getting a new programmable ones installed throughout the property.
You want to be cool without having to pay a ton of money to get comfortable. Talk with the air conditioning maintenance professionals to find out why your air conditioner costs so much money to run throughout the summer and what you can do to lower your cooling bills. These different things not only help lower your heating bills but they can also extend the life of your air conditioning unit by causing it to run less and helping it run more efficiently throughout the summer. For more information, contact a local HVAC company like Miller Services HVAC Inc.