How to Tell if Your AC is Running Efficiently

When your air conditioner is not functioning as it should, many things can happen — and they aren’t good. Your house will feel too warm, your energy costs/bills may rise, and it can cause quite a bit of discomfort for everyone!  


Trust us, having a well-functioning AC that runs smoothly season after season makes a big difference. Watch for these common signs that your air conditioning system isn’t performing as efficiently as it should: 


Your Energy Bills are Unusually High 


While your energy costs may be a little higher in the summer months, if your energy bills have skyrocketed, your AC might not be working efficiently anymore.  


Over time, air conditioners lose some of their energy efficiency, which forces them to work more and use more energy to cool your home. The more electricity the AC uses, the more it consumes, which drives up electric costs.

The Temperature is Inconsistent 


In a perfect world, your AC cools your home down evenly every time. But when you experience inconsistent temperatures in your home, it can be a sign that you have an inefficient HVAC system that may need to be replaced soon.  


If the temperature is inconsistent in your home, call Best Home Services. While your AC may simply need maintenance, it could also be that your AC unit might not be the correct size for your home. An HVAC expert knows how to check and then repair any issues if needed.  


Your AC Runs Constantly  


It is normal for AC units to run in cycles of 15 minutes about two to three times an hour. If your AC is kicking on more often or running constantly, there is a good chance that it is losing some of its efficiency. 


Your AC is Over 10 Years Old 


Just like any other household appliance, as your AC unit ages, it loses its efficiency. As components begin to deteriorate and perform less effectively, your air conditioner may need to use more energy to cool your home.


If your air conditioner is over 10 years old, it is likely time to upgrade to a more efficient unit.  

You Need Frequent AC Repairs  


A well-functioning AC should not need frequent repairs, just preventative maintenance. An HVAC system can lose up to 5% of its efficiency every year if it is not maintained.  


Simply patching the problem season after season could cause you more stress and cost you more in the long run. If you are constantly scheduling repairs, or you notice constant issues, it may be time to invest in a new system. 


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You May Have Dirty Evaporator Coils 


Over time, the evaporator coils in your AC will accumulate dust, dirt, and debris—especially if it is not maintained. When the coils become too dirty, your unit will be less efficient as the debris will hamper its ability to transfer heat and cool your home.  

Your Ducts Might Be Leaking 


The ductwork in your home delivers cool air throughout your home and is one of the most important components of your HVAC system. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t give their ducts much thought.  


If your energy costs have gone up, check the ducts for clogs or leaks, or call the pros at Best Home Services to inspect the ductwork and fix or clean them if necessary. Our technicians are trained to fix and seal your ductwork. Call us today—844-921-2833! 


Keep your AC Running Efficiently 


We know how uncomfortable it can be in your Southwest Florida home when your AC isn’t working as well as it should. The good news is that Best Home Services is just a phone call away to help.  


Stay comfortable throughout every season! Whether you need to install a new HVAC system, or simply repair worn-out parts, our 5-star AC technicians will get the job done right.  


Contact Best Home Services to schedule AC maintenance, repair, or installation today—844-921-2833! 


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