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3 Common AC Problems That May Be Ruining Your Energy Efficiency

Ensuring the HVAC system in your Mansfield, Texas, home is running efficiently is crucial to prolonging its life. It also helps keep energy costs as low as possible. Although keeping your system in good condition is a critical part of maintaining efficiency, addressing other AC-related problems is also vital. Check out some of the AC problems that could reduce your system’s efficiency and increase your energy bills.

Reduced Airflow

To operate efficiently, your air conditioner requires proper airflow. When the airflow becomes reduced or restricted, the AC system will have to work harder and expend more energy to cool your home. A number of things can restrict airflow, such as:

  • A clogged or dirty air filter.
  • Blocked or dirty vents.
  • A dirty or damaged outdoor unit.

Damaged Ductwork

When your ductwork suffers from cracks or leaks, conditioned air escapes into your attic and crawl space. Your AC system will have to run longer and harder to compensate. As a result, it won’t maximize energy efficiency. Dented and poorly installed ductwork can also lead to poor efficiency.

Dirty Components

As your system works, it’ll develop a buildup of dust, dirt and debris on the various components. This reduce how effectively these parts function. This buildup can cause parts to malfunction and also restrict the flow of air through the system. As a result, it’ll impact energy efficiency.

You can easily avoid this problem if you regularly schedule maintenance visits to ensure that all of the components are properly cleaned and functioning as they should. Ideally, you should schedule HVAC maintenance in the spring and in the fall.

Want to improve the efficiency of your system by scheduling your fall maintenance service? Contact us at 817-349-3567. Performance Heat & Air will perform your routine HVAC maintenance to keep your system running as efficiently as possible through the upcoming months.

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