You paid top dollar for your air conditioning system, but what happens when you stop getting the bang for your buck? If your A/C doesn’t seem to cool down your home as well as it used to and you find you’re spending more money on utility bills during the summer, here are a few of the “usual suspects” that may steal your energy dollars:
The Great Escapist
Cool air from your air conditioner is constantly filling spaces throughout your home. When these spaces lead outside, your conditioned air ends up cooling the neighborhood. The gaps around windows and doors, recessed lighting fixtures and locations where plumbing, ducting or wiring comes through walls, floors and ceilings provide escape routes that can often be fixed with weather stripping and caulk.
As an air conditioning system ages, it diminishes in efficiency, especially when not properly maintained. If your air conditioner has seen better days, needs frequent service calls, leaks or makes a lot of noise when operating, it’s a good time consider an upgrade. Newer models are more efficient, quieter and have a longer life expectancy.
An over-sized air conditioner can actually cause your home comfort to suffer. Its short and frequent cycles cause wear and tear on the entire system, and don’t allow for proper humidity control.
MacFarlane has experience with these AC thieves, and our expert technicians can follow the clues to identify the culprits and put an end to the problem. We also offer system evaluations and service plans to keep your air conditioning running like new. Contact us today for more information on our air conditioning services.