How to Reduce the Energy Costs on Your Aging AC Unit
Like any other system in your Granite City home, AC units can become less efficient due to age or poor maintenance. New AC units are designed to be more cost-effective, saving you money and energy and is one of the most significant factors when making a decision to replace an older unit or one that is in disrepair.
Is it Time to replace your AC Unit?
AC units have a life expectancy of 15 – 20 years when properly maintained. If you have a system that is over ten years old a high-efficiency system that is Energy Star rated can save up to 20 percent a year on cooling costs. If your older system has been properly maintained then preventative maintenance will keep it running for a few more years.
Is your AC unit the Right Size?
An AC unit that is not sized to fit your home will be less efficient and have a shorter lifespan than a properly sized unit has. On the flip side, a unit that is too large for your home may not run correctly, which can lead to increased power bills, and inefficient operation, shortening the lifespan of the unit. An AC technician can give you advice about the size AC unit you need for your home.
How are your Ducts and Filters?
Ductwork of your AC unit carries cold air through your home. It can develop leaks that can add to your energy bill if they are not sealed. Filters should be changed once a year but professionals suggest that you have your system serviced in the spring, and fall to be sure that it is running optimally throughout the year. Preventative maintenance will assure that your system is running optimally.
Does your AC unit need to be Replaced?
If your AC unit is over ten years old, needs maintenance, or repair, call us today. An inspection by an from McFarland Indoor Comfort Systems can determine if you need service or replacement of your AC unit.