High Energy Bills? It Could Be Your Air Conditioning System.

couple looks at high energy billsOnce the hot weather returns to Louisiana, we can expect that our air conditioning systems will be working overtime. It stands to reason that your utility bills may increase somewhat during the hottest time of the year, but if you’re noticing that you’re using much more energy than you should, your air conditioning system might be the problem.

Like any other type of complex equipment, there are many moving parts in an AC system, and over time, those parts can wear down or become dirty, causing your system to operate less efficiently. If your energy bills are on the rise, this article might shed light on why – keep reading to learn more, and to find out how Burkhardt can help.

5 Reasons Why Your AC System May Be Using Too Much Energy

If you think your air conditioning system may be the culprit when it comes to excessive energy usage in your home, here are a few reasons why it may be inefficient:

  1. Your air conditioning system needs maintenance. For AC systems to operate at their most efficient, it’s very important that they receive maintenance on a regular basis. Yearly maintenance can help keep your system clean and can alert you to any small problems that could be causing inefficiencies.
  2. There is an issue within your system. Small problems with your air conditioning system, such as component wear or unbalanced refrigerant levels, can lead to your system using more energy for normal operation over time. Generally, these are simple fixes and can get your AC system back up and running efficiently once remedied.
  3. Your air conditioner is not properly sized. If you’ve moved into a home that already has an air conditioning system installed, it can be hard to know if the system was sized properly. If the original homeowner installed the system themselves, or added to the square footage of the home after their AC was installed, it could mean that the system needs to work harder than it should to keep your home cool.
  4. Your AC system is more than 10 years old. Over time, air conditioning systems become less efficient. If your system is more than 10 years old, or if it needs frequent repairs, it may be more cost-effective in the long run to replace it with a newer and more energy-efficient model.
  5. There are problems with your thermostat. If your thermostat isn’t functioning properly, it can cause your AC system to have to work harder than it needs to. Older thermostats are more prone to these types of problems, and often can be a contributing factor to HVAC inefficiency. Your technician can check your thermostat, and make recommendations that can help save energy, should your thermostat need to be replaced.

If you’re concerned that any of these issues is causing your AC system to work overtime, you should call a professional

Burkhardt can help you get the air conditioning services you need.

When you choose to work with Burkhardt, we will happily provide you with professional services completed by our highly skilled technicians. Whether you need air conditioning maintenance, repair, or new system installation, we are pleased to offer expert services and the best products available.

Call Burkhardt Air Conditioning, Heating, Electrical & Generators today for friendly, professional assistance with your air conditioning needs. Please contact us at 985.626.7741.