One of the many ways to improve energy efficiency in your North Palm Beach, FL, home, is to ensure your HVAC system is in good condition. Below is a brief discussion of some of the factors that impact energy efficiency.
The position of your thermostat affects the efficiency of your HVAC system. When you place your thermostat close to a heat source such as sunlight or heat emitting devices, it detects inaccurate temperature readings. The false temperature readings force your system to run for longer periods as it attempts to reach the set temperature. Such an issue leads to energy wastage, which increases your monthly bills.
Age of your HVAC system
The age of your HVAC system is among the most impactful aspects of energy efficiency. The estimated service life of most HVAC systems is about 10-15 years. When your system ages, its efficiency declines. It may also experience frequent breakdowns, which costs more in repairs.
Old systems tend to use more energy due to the wear and tear of components, resulting in excessive energy bills. If you have used your unit for more than a decade, consider replacing it.
Dirty Air Filters
When your air filters are dirty, they restrict airflow in your system. Minimal airflow forces the fan to work harder than it should, and this increases energy consumption.
Clean air filters, on the other hand, simultaneously allow airflow and improve your indoor air quality. Consider regular replacement of the air filters for improved airflow.
Ratings of Your System
Your home’s energy efficiency is directly affected by energy ratings. For instance, a higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) means that your system uses less energy. HVAC systems with higher SEER ratings cost more, but the lower energy bills may offset the higher initial cost.
Don’t let your HVAC system increase your utility bills. Contact the team at North County Cooling Inc. for professional maintenance services.
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