Energy Efficiency Tips to Save on Utility Bills – Money Saving Amanda

Recalibration of the system could be required. It is important to know if your utility bill are unusually exorbitant. It is possible the HVAC system is not operating properly. The refrigerant needs to be replaced.

If the homeowner experiences any problems listed above or any other issues, then an HVAC technician should assess the HVAC system. However, if the homeowner experiences the following problems or issues, a new HVAC system could be required:

An HVAC system is able to last for between 10 – 15 years . And with age, its components tend to get worse. Therefore, at some point within the 10 to 15 year expiration period, homeowners should think about whether it’s the best option to get an upgrade to their HVAC system. If the HVAC system is running more frequently (turning off and on for longer) then the compressor may be the cause or it’s too small for the home, or it’s deteriorated to a point where it’s no longer in a position to cool the home. Are there fluctuations in temperature of different rooms in the house? It could be because of ineffective insulation, problems with the air duct system or the system is not working properly.

Insulate your Windows

Windows are important for efficient energy practices in your house. Over time, windows sustain damage due to wear and tear, and also allow drafts to penetrate the home. Drafts interfere with the AC or heating system which may be present in the home. Also, there is the issue with water getting into the home and causing more damage. If you see one of these signs, window installation may be essential.

Drafts allow hot, humid air to enter the home during summer. They also allow cool air can enter the home in the winter. When this happens, the drafts neutralize the cold and hot cool air created by the HVAC unit. It will result in an increase in the electric cost since the appliance has to work harder to keep the home at a comfortable temperature. The AC will begin to condense around the windows’ inside.


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