An inefficient home heating or cooling system in Anderson, South Carolina, wastes energy and causes high utility bills. It’s also bad for the environment. Improving HVAC efficiency will lower your energy bills and reduce your environmental impact. Here are four ways to spot an inefficient HVAC system and what to do about it:
The Rooms Take Longer to Heat and Cool
Even though the HVAC system is on, you find it impossible to stay warm in the winter or cool in the summer. The problem could be a faulty pressure relief valve or low refrigerant. Call an experienced NATE-certified tech and have them check your HVAC system. They can find and fix the HVAC issue and restore your comfort right away.
The Interior Temperature Varies
Temperature variations, such as cold spots in some areas and hot spots in others, point to an inefficient HVAC system. If you feel such areas and spots, schedule an HVAC inspection.
The Heating or Cooling System is Old
Most HVAC systems generally last for 15 to 20 years. Then, with the inevitable wear and tear of long usage, their performance level starts to drop. Too many breakdowns indicate that the system is under strain and unable to keep up with your heating and cooling requirements. You may need to replace some components, or if the problem is too grave, install a more energy-efficient HVAC system. As a result, you’ll lower energy bills.
The Unit Requires Frequent Repairs
Preventive maintenance helps to reduce your risk of breakdowns and repairs. But if your system is constantly breaking down and requiring repairs, chances are you need a replacement. It’s probably more cost-effective to replace your system than to repair it. A professional can help you figure out the costs and find the best solution.
Want to replace your inefficient HVAC system with a newer and more energy-efficient model? Contact McGee Heating & Air Inc. today to learn about our selection.