Having an energy efficient AC unit directly translates to savings on your utility bills during the summer. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out if your unit is operating efficiently. Here are the signs of an energy efficient AC unit.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio shows how efficiently your air conditioner converts energy into cooling. The higher your unit’s SEER number, the more efficient it is.
According to the federal Energy Star program’s specifications, your air conditioner should have a SEER rating of at least 14.5. If your unit has a lower SEER rating, consider upgrading to a more efficient unit to save on energy costs. You can know your unit’s rating by checking its cabinet or user manual.
A system that’s regularly inspected and maintained will operate more efficiently than one that’s ignored. An air conditioner that’s not maintained properly will be clogged with dirt and debris and will struggle to hit optimal performance. When your air conditioner gets routine annual service, your HVAC technician cleans the coils and inspects the entire system for additional maintenance needs.
When the whole system is examined, cleaned, and maintained correctly, it runs more efficiently and cools your house better.
No Major Breakdowns
While breakdowns don’t always indicate a lack of efficiency, a system that suffers frequent breakdowns is highly likely to be operating at low efficiency levels. When you have to call your HVAC technician frequently for significant repairs, you probably need to replace your current system with a newer, more energy efficient AC unit.
No Large Fluctuations in Your Utility Bill
Slight increases in your electric bill over time are normal, even with an efficient AC unit. When there’s a large, unusual rise in electric costs, your cooling system may be operating inefficiently.
An energy efficient AC unit keeps your utility costs under control and lasts longer. If you suspect your unit isn’t working efficiently, contact an HVAC professional to do a thorough inspection. For dependable AC sales, repair, and maintenance, contact the Dayton area’s leading HVAC contractor, Detmer and Sons.