An inefficient air conditioner can cost you a lot of money and potentially cause problems for your Washington, PA home. You should have your HVAC checked twice per year, but let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the signs indicating that your AC may be inefficient.

Your AC System Seems to Be Running More Often

HVAC systems can experience a host of problems if they’re not regularly maintained. The refrigerant might be low, your ducts may become restricted or leaky, and there are other problems an HVAC system can experience. If your HVAC system isn’t operating efficiently, it will run longer and harder than it needs to in order to cool your home. If your air conditioner is over 10 years old, it won’t run as efficiently as a new one. You can schedule to have a new one installed today.

Your Energy Costs Have Increased

You can experience an increase in your energy costs in a couple of ways. You may have noticed that your energy costs have increased over time. However, you may instead see a dramatic increase in your energy costs over a short period of time without increasing your energy usage otherwise. In both of these cases, you should schedule an appointment to service your HVAC system.

You Experience Varying Temperatures Throughout Your Home

Your HVAC system should keep your home at a comfortable temperature all throughout your home. If you notice that some of your rooms are cooler or warmer than others, it could be a sign that your HVAC system isn’t running as efficiently as it could be. To remedy this, you should set up an appointment to have your ducts cleaned or to have the airflow balance checked. You might have an issue with your air handler, too. Regular maintenance can help you discover potential issues with your HVAC system.

With repairs and regular maintenance, your HVAC can run efficiently throughout the year. Schedule an appointment with Valley Heating & Air Conditioning to repair your HVAC system or schedule your maintenance appointments today.

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