As the summer heats up, it sure is nice to be able to retreat to a nice cool home. However, no one wants to sacrifice comfortable temperatures inside their home for higher energy bills. To help keep energy bills down this summer, make sure your HVAC system is running at peak efficiency. Here’s what to know:
AC Efficiency and Balanced Airflow
If your HVAC system is running properly, it should provide AC efficiency via balanced airflow and even temperatures to all of the rooms in your home. If air pressure is uneven from the air-supply grilles, you may have a problem with the ductwork system. Air leaks in the ducts, and/or ducts that aren’t sized correctly, will cause unbalanced airflow and temperature fluctuations. Contact your HVAC professional to fix these type of problems.
Lower Humidity Levels
As your AC system is cooling your home, it is removing moisture from the air. When the warm and humid airflow blows across the evaporator coil, moisture is removed in the form of condensation. If your home is too humid, it could mean that the AC system isn’t performing at peak efficiency. Your heating and cooling contractor has solutions for high humidity to solve these type of issues.
HVAC Air Filter
To maintain peak efficiency, the AC air filter needs to be changed regularly. The air filter helps keep your air conditioning system running at optimal efficiency by keeping dirt and debris buildup away from vital parts. Ask your HVAC technician which filter is best for your system. Your technician will change your filter during maintenance tune up visits.
HVAC Professional Maintenance
The most important step for keeping your air conditioning system in great shape and running at peak efficiency is scheduled professional maintenance tune ups. Professional heating and cooling maintenance helps to prevent major repairs and helps your HVAC system last longer. Ask your HVAC contractor if they offer Energy Savings Maintenance Service Plans. These plans often provide huge savings as well as provide some awesome benefits, such as no diagnostic fee, no overtime charges, discounts on repairs and 24-hour emergency service.
For expert help maintaining peak HVAC system efficiency in your Eastern North Carolina home this summer, contact Jackson & Sons today!