We are coming to the end of summer here in Texas and your HVAC unit (and your wallet) may have taken a hit from all its hard work. You may be wondering, is my HVAC really running as its best, most energy-efficient self? Here are some ways you can tell whether it is working at its peak cost-saving performance.
How Old is your Unit?
You may not notice any of the issues listed above and think your AC runs fine. Yet, you may wonder why your energy bills are so high. An older unit that has hit its 10-year mark may be working extra hard to work as it once did, but it might be time for it to take retirement. Changing out your unit might be the best way to go after its long life.
Although breakdowns may not always indicate an energy deficiency, it is rare that breakdowns indicate a unit with high energy efficiency. Although we love to see you back here at BVS Home Experts no one wants to spend all their money on repair after repair. Energy–efficient heating and air conditioning units are designed to help you save money and keep you only calling for regular checkups.
Temperature Differing Room to Room
You may have that certain room in your house where you feel comfortable, and then that one where you are dying of heat. This could be a sign that your unit is not working at its most efficient and might be trying extra hard to cool down or heat up a room that simply will not change. This can occur when there is a dirt build–up that needs to be cleaned or it is time to change your unit. Call today to have a professional find the possible cause.
Check its SEER Rating
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, which can help to see the current rating on your air conditioner. To find this rating, simply check the user manual or on the AC unit’s cabinet for the SEER
rating. The higher the number the better, with some rating as high as 23. Most home units fall on a scale of 13–16, but older units may only function at 5 or 6, indicating it might be time for a replacement.
Still not sure your HVAC unit is running at its most energy-efficient? Simply call today and we can help with the answers you need.
No matter what happens, we are here for you at BVS Home Experts. We have certified air conditioner and heating technicians standing by 24/7 (yes, 24-hour AC service) to ensure you get the HVAC maintenance you need. You don’t need to worry anymore because we’ll get everything taken care of to get your home back to normal. Contact BVS Home Experts today to restore your comfort.
Ronald is one of the key contributors to BVS Home Experts, a family-owned and operated full-service air conditioning and heating company serving the Katy and West Houston areas. With a deep understanding of air conditioning and heating concerns, Ronald brings a wealth of knowledge to our readers.