Temperatures may be breaking into the low 70’s here and there, but we certainly are not yet embroiled in the hottest time of the year currently. Before long, though, we will be, and you don’t want to discover that your air conditioner is costing a small fortune just to cool your home effectively when that time arrives. Even if you have a highly efficient system in place, though, there are plenty of issues that can cause your system to cool your home at reduced efficiency levels. In the following post, you’ll learn about some of the more common causes of inefficient cooling. Contact a member of our staff to schedule any necessary AC services in Bolingbrook, IL.
Lack of Maintenance
A well-maintained air conditioner is an effective and reliable air conditioner. If your system is not tuned up on an annual basis, it is not going to function as efficiently as it should. Only when every component in your system is operating at peak performance levels can the system as a whole truly excel. That is why you should allow our maintenance technicians the opportunity to tune your system up for you on an annual basis.
You’ve no doubt been informed of just how important it is to keep the air filter in your AC system clean. If you think that you can just have it swapped out during your annual maintenance visit and then not worry about it again until the next time around, think again. Most filters are going to require changing every 1-3 months. Make sure that you are keeping up withe specific needs of your system, so that it is not wasting energy trying to force air through dirty filters.
This is one of the more serious causes of inefficiency in air conditioning systems. Your system does not consume refrigerant, but instead recycles it over and over. If you don’t have the right amount of refrigerant in your system, this indicates a leak. Because refrigerant is integral to the heat transfer process, having too little can not only drag down efficiency, but may also lead to serious operational problems.
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