You come home after a long day at work in McRae, Georgia, open the door and a wave of warm, muggy, air washes over you. Unfortunately your air conditioner has finally quit. An HVAC system doesn’t usually stop working without some warning. There are often signs of decreased efficiency like poor performance and higher utility bills. If you want to get the best air conditioning results, know what factors can threaten HVAC system efficiency.
Lack of Maintenance
Preventive maintenance works wonders for HVAC system efficiency. Neglecting maintenance can cause systems to require frequent repairs. In many cases, you might not be aware of problems until it’s too late. As issues become more severe, more strain is put on the system, reducing efficiency and the overall lifespan of the system. Preventive maintenance catches problems early so that you can take corrective action.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Dirt, dust, and other particles present real threats to HVAC efficiency. These particles get caught within the indoor and outdoor components of the system, which increases strain and can even damage pieces of the system. Dirt and dust around the home, especially around heat registers and vents, can also decrease efficiency by making it more difficult for the system to maintain the proper temperature. Debris that gets caught in the filter will impede airflow. A dirty filter can no longer remove particles from the air and can actually contribute to indoor contamination.
If your HVAC system uses ducts, then you need to watch out for leaks and gaps in your ductwork. If you have leaks, you lose the power of the conditioned air you are supposed to receive. This forces the system to work harder in order to supply your living space with adequate air conditioning. Whenever your system is forced to work harder than usual, efficiency it consumes more energy.
Don’t be intimidated by these threats to HVAC efficiency. While neglecting to recognize them may result in an early retirement for your system, managing these factors allows you to save money and improve comfort. Our team at Pruett Air Conditioning is ready to combat any of these threats to your system’s efficiency. Give our team a call today in Eastman at 478-298-4115 or Warner Robins at 478-225-4921 to schedule an appointment.
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