You’ll pay more in energy costs during the summer in Macon, GA, because of air conditioning. But an excessive rise in your monthly bill indicates something wrong with the AC system. Here are three ways that an AC system could be using more energy than it should.

Extremely Long Cycles

A typical cycle lasts 10 to 15 minutes; anything longer may point to some obstruction in the vents or some failure to transfer the heat from your home. See if your air pressure is lower than usual or if the AC system never quite reaches your set point.

The problem may be something as simple as an air filter that needs replacing. Other times, it could be an evaporator coil or condenser coil that’s too dirty to effectively remove heat to the outdoors. Another possibility is that your ducts are leaking your cool air somewhere due to age, a bad sealing job or lack of insulation.

Overexertion of the AC System

A dirty filter leads to longer cycles, worsens your indoor air quality and also wears out your AC system’s motor and fan. The motor and fan must, after all, blow out a consistent amount of air, and they will expend more energy to do so if they meet with obstructions. This translates to a higher monthly bill.

Unnecessary Air Conditioning Use

Even if your air conditioner runs efficiently, it may still run at inappropriate times due to an uncalibrated thermostat. Without regular calibration, the thermostat may read the indoor temperature as being warmer.

Contact Pruett Air Conditioning today if your AC system needs repairs or a tune-up in Macon. We have a team of NATE-certified service technicians who can easily diagnose the issue behind your rising energy bill, and they can service any brand or model. We back all work with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

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