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Why Might My AC Drop in Efficiency?

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If you have always had sky-high energy costs when cooling your home, you may have simply invested in an inefficient cooling system. There is really no way in which to resolve this issue, unless you want to replace your AC with a more efficient model. However, if your air conditioner used to function efficiently, but you notice, as we move into this summer season, that it is costing more and more to keep your home cool and comfortable, there are a number of problems that may potentially be to blame. We recommend contacting a member of our staff if you notice that your AC efficiency is going down the tubes, but here are a few tips from the West Hartford, CT AC pros on our staff.

Schedule Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance

For whatever reason, some homeowners still fail to heed the advice of the HVAC industry, and do not schedule routine, annual maintenance for their systems. We can tell you, without a doubt, that this is the single worst thing that you can do for you home cooling system. If you are serious about enjoying not only a reliable and effective performance from your AC system, as well as an efficient one, maintenance is a must. When every part in the system is working properly, it won't be burning through energy as it struggles to cool your home.

Remember That Your System Is Not an Ice-maker

Some people may see ice on their air conditioning systems and take it as a sign that their AC is just functioning really effectively. In truth, though, this is not the case at all. Your system is not icing over because it's cooling your home really well. Instead, it may have a refrigerant leak or a dirty evaporator coil. This can lead to insufficient heat absorption, causing the system to ice up, and devastating the efficiency with which it works.

Your Air Ducts May Be at Fault

When you use ductwork to distribute conditioned air throughout your home, you need to know that they are in great working order so that they can do so effectively. This won't be the case if they are leaking. Leaky ductwork is one of the most common causes of low energy efficiency, so be sure to schedule prompt duct sealing services if yours are the culprit.

Contact Dynamic Mechanical to get the most from your home cooling system.

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