As colder weather starts to set in, you might want to think about making sure the HVAC system in your Shively, KY home is working at top capacity. There are several signs that you could have an inefficient HVAC system. You may have noticed your energy bills increasing over the summer or strange noises coming from the unit. You should take care of these problems now to save money in the long run.
Old HVAC System
Although your HVAC system might still be running, if it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably not very efficient. Newer HVAC units are rated by Energy Star, and you might be able to save 20-40% on your utility bills by replacing an old unit. A professional HVAC technician can assess your system and give you advice about a replacement.
Cycling On and Off Frequently
Another sign that your HVAC unit is not performing well is a frequent on-and-off cycle. This happens when the system works too hard to keep rooms at a constant temperature. The solution may be as simple as changing or cleaning the air filters. When you replace dirty air filters, you could save up to 15% on electricity costs.
Higher Utility Bills
One of the most noticeable signs of an inefficient HVAC system is a large increase in your utility bills. One possible cause is dirty air ducts. You should schedule a maintenance checkup with us so we can determine if your ducts are dirty or if you have leaky ductwork.
If you find yourself calling for HVAC repairs frequently, it might be time to replace your system. When you track all the money spent on repairs and service calls, you may find it’s better to replace your HVAC system with a new energy-efficient unit.
An efficient HVAC system will keep your family comfortable throughout the year and keep operating costs low. If you think your system might be having problems, we can help. Give Chapman Heating and Cooling a call at (502) 245-9240.