Now that the heat is on in Fort Myers, FL, it is an excellent time to check the efficiency of your system. Poor energy efficiency will ultimately cost you money this summer if your system has not received the proper maintenance to correct potential issues. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to tell if your air conditioner is doing a great job cooling your home efficiently, so Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc has prepared a list of standards to check off of your list.
Speding on Energy
The amount you will spend on energy may fluctuate from time to time, depending on how easy it is to cool your home. However, your utility bill as it relates to energy should never leave the normal range. If you haven’t already, begin to keep tabs on the cost of your bills in the summer. As long as you see no steady or rapid increases, your air conditioner is likely cooling your home correctly.
AC Run Time
It’s not uncommon for a person who experiences poor energy efficiency to see inconsistencies in how long their AC is active. Your system should turn on as soon as you set your temperature and then turn off as soon as that degree becomes met. If it seems that your AC is always on or always turning off, then you’re system is lacking efficiency, and you probably have an issue with your thermostat.
The Age of Your System
The typical length that your air conditioner will remain operational before it becomes more prone to malfunction is ten years. That doesn’t mean that your system is completely faulty, but the years of wear and tear are likely to result in an accumulation of minor issues that lessen your efficiency. Around this time is when it’s recommended you begin to search for a newer, more efficient system.
One of the best signs that your air conditioner is spending energy responsibly for you is that your home remains the temperature that you wish consistently throughout the day. This is also one of the more recognizable ways to gauge your efficiency. The fluctuation of temperatures signifies an issue in the system’s ability to measure temperature. When that happens, adjustments made by the system cause more or less energy than needed to power the cooling of your home.
Become a Lifetime Customer
For over 45 years, Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc has maintained a name that customers love. Our high-quality heating and cooling, duct, and indoor air quality services have gained us a 98% satisfaction score with our customers. We aim to build a relationship through our work and turn every homeowner we meet into a lifetime customer. So, if you feel like your air conditioner isn’t as efficient as it used to be, call us today, and we will help return your air conditioner system to its former glory.