Out of sight, out of mind is no way to think about the health of your HVAC system. It’s important to be aware of what’s going on with your system because what you don’t know could hurt your air conditioning and heating efficiency. A small problem can become a much larger issue if ignored. It’s better to be proactive than have your wallet and your unit pay for it in the future.
Six Underlying Problems That Could Be Affecting HVAC Efficiency
An efficient HVAC system saves you money, but it also ensures continued comfort for everyone in your home. You may not notice some of these problems, but you’ll definitely feel the effects when your unit suddenly breaks down. Save yourself from worry by being aware of these issues.
Your thermostat could be working against you if it’s reading an incorrect temperature within your home. Your comfort relies on what the thermostat is communicating to your HVAC system. Inaccurate readings could mean fluctuating temperatures causing you to spend more money on air conditioning and heating.
In most cases with faulty thermostats, you might just need to change out the batteries in your thermostat to ensure your comfort. Your thermostat will most likely alert you that it has a low battery or it’ll display a blank screen.
Wrong Unit Size for Your Home or Office
Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better when it comes to your AC unit. It’s crucial that you have an AC unit that is the right size for your home or office space. Having an improperly sized unit can lead to humidity buildup in your home, and in Florida, that’s the last thing you want. Your unit could also begin to turn off before your house is completely cooled or heated.
Unsealed Spaces That Can Create Drafts
Your windows and doors create the perfect place for air to escape in your home. If left unchecked, you could be wasting money on air that is going to find its way out of your home. Having an inspection of possible spaces for air to escape, especially in your attic, will give you insight on potential pain points. Once these areas are sealed, you can rest easy knowing the heated or cooled air stays in your home.
Your ductwork is responsible for carrying heated or cooled air throughout your home to create even comfort in every room. If there are holes or cracks in your home’s ductwork, it can lead to escaped air. Reduced air flow creates uneven cooling or heating in your home and overworks your unit when it tries to correct this.
Give your unit a break and consider having your ducts sealed. One of our trained HVAC technicians can inspect your ductwork to see if duct sealing is the right solution for you. An inspection of your ductwork can also make sure that your ducts aren’t clogged either.
Clogged AC Filter
It may seem like a harmless thing, but your clogged AC filter can have some serious damaging effects on both your HVAC equipment and your overall comfort. AC filters are designed to keep dirt and dust from wearing down the many parts of your HVAC system. A clogged, dirty filter reduces air flow and makes your unit work harder. It can also lead to dirty equipment that is more prone to breaking down.
AC filters should be changed regularly. This simple task is a proactive way to give your unit a fighting chance and make your life more comfortable. A clean filter promotes a more efficient HVAC system and saves you from making costly repairs or replacements in the future.
The biggest offender in declined AC efficiency is not having your unit regularly maintained. There are so many intricate parts in your unit that can fall victim to wear and tear. Over time, these small problems add up and you could be dealing with a broken unit in the middle of a hot Florida summer. Problems can go unnoticed until they become huge issues. You can stop these small problems from escalating with preventative maintenance and inspections.
It Might Be Time for an AC Tune-Up
You don’t need to be a detective to find unnoticeable issues with your unit. An AC tune-up will give you all the insight you need in order to know the health of your unit and your HVAC system. AC tune-ups not only clue you into signs of problems, but they help to keep your unit running more efficiently.
Some benefits of an AC tune-up include:
- One of our technicians becoming familiar with your unit
- Diagnose and fix problems before they require costly repairs
- Extend the life of your unit
- Peace of mind
If you can’t remember the last time your unit got some much needed TLC, it might be time to schedule an ac tune-up. Your unit and your wallet will thank you!
AC Maintenance and Repair with Crystal Air & Water
Whether you are looking to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system or you want to rest easy knowing your unit is working as it should, preventative AC maintenance will help to eliminate the risk of underlying problems. Rest easy with maintenance and repair services from Crystal Air & Water. Our team is here to inspect, repair, and maintain your HVAC system to ensure that you are comfortable year-round. Contact us today to schedule a service!