A functioning HVAC system is critical to maintaining the comfort of your Sarasota, Florida, home and allowing you to go about your daily activities. When your system is poorly maintained, in need of repair, or toward the end of its lifespan, it can run less efficiently, causing problems in your home and with your budget. Want to know if your system is running optimally? Watch for these signs of poor efficiency.
Higher Than Expected Energy Bills
While it is normal for your utility bills to increase at the peak of winter or summer, when the temperature is at its most extreme, you may notice your energy bills are higher than normal even when the temperature is consistent, it could be a sign of an inefficient system. A poorly maintained HVAC system will have to work harder to get your home to the appropriate temperature. The harder your system works, the more energy it will use, and the higher your bill will be.
Poor Air Flow
When you notice that the airflow from your vents is getting less and less, you can be pretty sure that your system is losing its efficiency. Poor airflow can be the result of clogged or damaged ductwork, dirty and clogged filters, or poor overall HVAC maintenance. No matter what the cause of the reduced airflow, less airflow means it will take longer to get the room to the right temperature which means your system will have to work harder than it should.
Strange or Loud HVAC Noises
It may be easy to ignore short-term banging, clanging, or hissing coming from your HVAC. But chances are that it’s a sign of a repair issue. When you have parts that are not operating properly, your HVAC system will not be functioning as it should. Poorly functioning parts will lead to lower efficiency.
Don’t ignore the signs of poor efficiency. If you notice any of the signs above, contact our professionals at Climatic at 941-444-5399 today to schedule your HVAC maintenance or repair.
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