When an AC unit works as it should, there’s no need to worry about comfort, even when it gets hot outside. However, with the heat of summer in Erie, it’s crucial to consider whether your AC is prepared. A functional air conditioning system makes a big difference in your happiness, health, and comfort. Look for these common signs that your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently.
High Utility Bills
If your family’s energy bills have risen suddenly, your air conditioner may be to blame. When units age and lose their efficiencies, they work harder and longer to cool homes. The harder a unit works, the more power it uses and the more you pay each month.
Inconsistent Temperatures Throughout the Home
Ideally, an air conditioner should provide even cooling each time it’s switched on. When temperatures are inconsistent, however, it indicates inefficiency and a system that may be nearing the end of its useful life.
A Unit That’s Always Running
It’s common for AC units to run for about 15 minutes, flipping on two to three times an hour. If your unit is running more frequently during summertime, it’s likely not working as efficiently as it could be.
The Unit Is More Than a Decade Old
Just like other machines, AC units become less efficient as they age. Parts get older and break down, which leads units to use more energy to do the same job. If your Erie home’s air conditioning unit was installed 10 or more years ago, consider an upgrade.
The Need for Repairs Is Becoming More Frequent
Another sign that an AC unit has lost its efficiency is when repairs become more commonplace. Whether it’s a foul smell or an odd sound, these issues must be addressed professionally. However, if you’re scheduling repairs on a regular basis, it may be more financially sensible to replace the unit instead.
Stay Comfortable Throughout the Summer
No one likes a sticky and hot summer day, but a good AC unit can take the edge off. Watch your system for these signs of inefficiency, and, if any appear, call J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to schedule service as soon as possible. We also provide indoor air quality, duct cleaning, fireplace, and maintenance services, so we’re your one-stop-shop for all things related to indoor comfort. Contact us today!