3 Signs of an Inefficient HVAC System

Is your HVAC system working efficiently? Would you know if it wasn’t? A properly functioning HVAC system will keep you comfortable through the seasons in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, sometimes things don’t work as well as they should. Here are some signs that your HVAC system might not be performing to capacity:

Higher Energy Bills

If your energy bills are unusually high, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is drawing more energy to keep your home comfortable. Leaks in the ducts or other problems can reduce efficiency and raise your bills as the system has to work harder to maintain a set temperature. A sudden increase in your bill unrelated to seasonal changes means it’s time to call in a professional to have your system inspected.

Inaccurate Thermostat

If your thermostat isn’t functioning correctly, your HVAC system may not keep your home’s temperature at an even level. If the reading on the control doesn’t match the room temperature, it’s a sign that you might have a faulty thermostat. Change the batteries. If that doesn’t fix the problem, seek professional help to resolve the issue.

Clogged Filters

Filters keep airborne debris like dust, pollen, pet hair and dander out of your system. Over time, these can build up on the filters. If they aren’t changed regularly, they will prevent sufficient airflow that causes your unit to work harder and less efficiently. This adds unnecessary strain and wear to your HVAC unit. If you suspect your filters haven’t been changed in a while, take a look and replace them as needed.

Are your bills increasing? Is your system acting not operating at peak efficiency? If your HVAC system is inefficient, it will cost you money, comfort and peace of mind. Contact Caryl Mechanicals Heating & Cooling to schedule an HVAC repair or maintenance service.

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