If you have an AC unit that isn’t working efficiently, it can cost you in the end. A big portion of your energy bill each month has to do with the amount of power your AC draws to keep your home cool. This leaves most homeowners concerned about the efficiency of their AC unit. There are several things that can have an impact on the efficiency of your AC unit. Hal Mechanical is here to talk about some things that can make your unit run less efficient.
How Well You Maintain Your Air Conditioner
It is important that you take care of and maintain your unit to keep your AC as efficient as possible. During a routine maintenance appointment, the technician will inspect your unit with a fine-toothed comb to make sure there aren’t any small repairs that need to be made. The unit will also be cleaned thoroughly to ensure all the working parts aren’t trying to work with buildup on them. This can have an impact on how efficient your system is.
Your AC Unit Should Not Make Weird Noises
You are more than likely used to the noises that your unit makes when it is running. If you notice that those noises change or are all of a sudden louder than they once were, there could be something wrong with your unit. When parts break or become loose, it can cause louse noises to happen. Without fixing them, you will not only end up paying more down the road, but your unit will be unable to work as efficiently as it should.
Smelly Air Conditioner is a Bad Sign
When you turn on your AC to cool your home, you shouldn’t smell anything coming from the vents. There are several smells that could come from your AC including musty, dirty socks, burning and rotten smells. Some smells don’t only have an impact on the efficiency of your unit, but they also can be dangerous. If you smell something burning, you need to turn off your unit as soon as possible as it could be a wiring issue that could pose a fire risk.
Older AC Units are Less Efficient
If you have an older unit, it is likely not as efficient as it once was. You can count on most units lasting 10-15 years before they need to be replaced. The older your unit is, the less efficient it is as it works to cool your home. If you are having problems with your older unit and it is over 10 years old, you may be better off replacing it rather than trying to repair it.
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If you are struggling with your AC system this summer, you can always count on Hal Mechanical to get your system back up and running. It is our goal to not only ensure your home is cool, but that your AC unit is cooling as efficiently as possible. Call us today!