Will Faulty AC Unit Raise My Utility Bills?

Air conditioning accounts for a significant amount of your utility bill every month. Through practicing the correct air conditioning practices, you can minimize the amount of money you spend on the same. Some of the energy-saving techniques include:

  • Keeping most if not all doors and windows shut when running your ac
  • Turning it off when the temperatures are favorable for comfortable relaxation
  • Using the correct size of the unit to minimize wastage
  • Turning it off when no one is in the house.

Faulty AC systems and units may, however, hike your utility bills to a large extent if not checked and repaired or replace d by a qualified HVAC mechanic or experts. There are some common faults in your AC unit that could double or even quadruple your typical utility bill.

A disconnected duct

A disconnected duct in the attic will cause the temperatures between the cold side and the warm side of the coil to be almost similar. This occurrence means you have to use up a lot more electricity to achieve the desired temperature for your home. Engineers usually detect this problem by counter checking the temperatures on both sides of the coil.

Incorrect thermostat connection

Sometimes through an error of omission an expert might fit your thermostat incorrectly. This usually translates the turning on of the strip heat when it should be kept off. In the winter especially, having this problem can cause your power meter to spin up to four times faster and that can cause you to spend a fortune just on powering the ac system.

Every time you notice that there are abnormal increments in the utility bills, make sure you check with the HVAC experts at Heaney Plumbing & Heating to help you fix your problem.

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