As we keep drawing closer to summertime in Pinecrest, FL, it’s already apparent that you need to use your HVAC system more and more. Fortunately, the long-held belief that you have to choose between being comfortable and energy-efficient is a misconception. However, if you notice any of these warning signs, there’s a good possibility that your HVAC system is inefficient and is decreasing your home’s overall efficiency.

1. Inconsistent Temperatures Inside Your Home

When you set a temperature on your thermostat, that should be the temperature in every room of your home. However, if you start noticing that different areas of your home are warmer or colder than others, it generally means that something is wrong with your HVAC system. Whether it’s caused by a problem with the air handler or your ductwork, hot and cold spots in your home always point to an inefficient HVAC system.

2. A Surge in Monthly Utility Bills

A slight increase in your monthly utility bills, especially during the extreme temperatures of summer, isn’t uncommon. However, if you notice that your monthly utility bills are significantly higher when you use your HVAC system more often, something is wrong. More energy usage does lead to an increase in utility bills, but the increase should never be staggeringly high.

3. Your HVAC System Runs Constantly

Your HVAC system turns off when the thermostat tells it that your home is at your desired temperature. If you notice that your HVAC system is constantly running, that means that the system is struggling to achieve the temperature that you set on the thermostat. When your system runs constantly, the impact on your utility bills is unavoidable.

Regular maintenance, prompt repairs and even new system installation can help ensure that your HVAC system operates at peak efficiency. Call RCI Air Conditioning Company today to find out about all of our heating and cooling services.

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