As a homeowner, receiving a high energy bill is extremely frustrating—especially when you haven’t increased your energy usage. If you’re wondering why your energy bill is so high, the culprit could be your air conditioning system. Learn three things that are causing your AC to be an energy hog, here.
Dirty AC Filter
Air filters are one of the most important components of your air conditioning system, yet they’re often the most underrated. Air filters are constantly working to filter out dander, dirt, dust and other harmful pollutants from the air while also keeping your home cool and comfy. However, if the air filter is too dirty, your air conditioning system has to work harder to produce the same results. This can cause a drastic increase in your energy bills. The solution? Change your air filter on a regular basis.
The Thermostat Is Set Incorrectly
If your air conditioner is on full blast even when you’re not at home, your energy bills are bound to skyrocket. An easy way to save energy and money is to utilize your thermostat, especially if you have a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats in particular can be programed in advance to change settings automatically throughout the day. This means that you can program your thermostat to automatically turn off or to a more energy-efficient temperature when you’re not home. As a result, your air conditioning system will use less energy while you still get the same great comfort when you’re home.
Never Had AC Maintenance Done
You know how your car needs an oil change every few thousand miles? Well, so does your air conditioning system. In order for your AC to work as efficiently as possible, it needs a little TLC from time to time in the form of a maintenance checkup. A maintenance checkup will ensure that everything is functioning as it should be within your AC system. As a result, you system will experience less issues, will need fewer repairs, and more. Even better, your energy bills will be lower.
Save on Your Energy Bill By Calling Engineered Air
At Engineered Air, we want your home to be comfortable without putting a dent in your wallet. If you’re tired of high energy bills, contact us today or schedule a maintenance checkup online. We’ll quickly and efficiently perform a checkup on your system and fix any issues!