A healthy air conditioner is an efficient air conditioner. It does its job without wasting any of that expensive energy that you pay for. However, many air conditioner owners don’t know when the air conditioner is acting efficiently and when it is not. If you are curious if your air conditioner is acting efficiently, then all you need to do is keep a look out for these signs that it is not.
The airflow pushed from your vents should have a bit of force behind it. However, if you notice that the air is merely a light breeze coming from your vents, it is a sure sign that your air conditioner is not working at full efficiency. As the air comes in slower, then it will need to run longer in order to cool your home.
The air flowing through your vents will make a noise, but an unobtrusive one. If you hear rattling, grinding, or clicking as your air conditioner kicks on, this is a sign of a problem. Any problems inside your air conditioner mean a decrease in efficiency.
Higher Energy Bills
The most obvious sign that your air conditioner is not energy efficient is an easy one – your energy bills are higher. You can expect a rise come air conditioning season, but if you examine the bill from the same time last year, you should not see a huge and noticeable rise in energy usage. If you are using more energy, it is likely to blame on the air conditioner as it is one of your most energy-hungry appliances and more so when not working properly. It’s important you look for trends when it comes to inefficiency being an issue. No one month should drive your entire decision-making process. But if you see a consistent rise in your energy bills month-over-month and year-over-year, it’s time we have a talk about getting you a more efficient system in place.
If you notice any of these signs, then you will need to take action by calling a professional repair service. They can help swiftly take care of these problems and get your appliance back to efficiency. At Honest AC of Venice, we service makes and models of HVAC equipment from all manufacturers. Call us today to learn how we can improve your system’s efficiency and save you money!