Jacksonville Florida has a challenging summer climate, which can cause your HVAC System to run up high cooling bills if you don’t plan ahead. With a few simple steps, though, you can help your HVAC system perform more effectively and efficiently.
As an A/C system ages or if it isn’t well maintained, a lot can go wrong. Following are warning signs that indicate your AC system is failing to keep up and you need and energy audit, AC repair or it needs to be replaced.
Invest in an Energy Audit
Your HVAC System / air conditioner will have a hard time keeping you comfortable if all the cooling it provides is quickly lost through your walls and ceilings. Areas with insufficient insulation and air leaks around the windows, doors, utility line penetrations, and other areas waste energy, forcing your system to work harder and use more energy to maintain the temperatures you want.
During an energy audit, your technician will bring in equipment to zero in on points of energy loss so you’ll know where to invest in improvements. For example, using an infrared camera, your technician may discover you’re losing energy through the roof. You’ll then know to air seal the attic and add more insulation.
Keep up on Maintenance
During just one season, your furnace or air condition sustain minor wear and tear issues that have a major effect on their efficiency. Loose wires and corroded contacts increase electrical resistance, dust on the indoor evaporator coil makes it harder for the coil to cool passing air, and incorrect motor voltage and amp draw can cause excessive energy use.
As part of Cool Connections 20-point Central Air inspection, our technicians will find and recommend fixes to problems to keep your HVAC System at maximum efficiency and prevent sudden breakdowns.
Upgrade Your System
If your HVAC System / air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it’s nearing the end of its life expectancy. With each passing year, HVAC equipment drops in efficiency and newly manufactured models are more efficient that older models were even when they were new. Upgrading to new, Energy Star qualified models could cut your heating and cooling bills by up to 20 percent, assuming the system is correctly sized and installed.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Greater Jacksonville, Florida area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
Cool Connections, Inc. is a locally owned and operated business. We have thousands of customers and the experience for HVAC service, repair, and installations for furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioning (AC), and air quality systems. Be sure to Contact Cool Connections, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida for all your air conditioning and heating needs. (904) 908-5252