Learn how to determine the energy efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system.
Being able to determine the energy efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system could help you to know if there is more you can do to lower your monthly energy costs. Some of the ways you can evaluate the energy efficiency of your air conditioner are:
- Assess Your Utility Bill: One of the tell-tale signs of your air conditioner running inefficiently is a high utility bill. Compare your current bill to previous bills. If you notice a steady climb, then odds are your air conditioning system is not running as efficiently as it once has or could be.
- Consider Repairs to your System: Does it seem like your air conditioner needs one repair after another? If so, odds are, it is not running as efficiently as a newer model might, or there may be tweaks you can make to your current system to increase efficiency.
- Identify the Number Filters You Use: Take stock of how often you need to change your filters. Regular changes are normal, but if it seems like every time you turn around you need to change the filter, this could be a red flag.
- Consider the Age of Your Unit: If your air conditioning system is older than 10 years, odds are it is not very efficient. The newer the model, the more energy efficient it is going to be.
Once you have evaluated your system’s energy efficiency, you may realize that some work needs to happen to help you reach a higher level of efficiency, both for the sake of your budget and the comfort in your home.
If you still aren’t sure how efficient your system is and would like some professional help, or if you know it’s time to purchase a new heating and air conditioning system, Griffin heating and Air is here to assist you. Learn exactly how energy efficient your heating and air condition system is today by contacting our friendly professionals at 704-873-1749.