What Makes Your HVAC System Waste Energy?

Your HVAC system is an essential asset for your home or business. Luckily, you don’t have to purchase brand-new, sophisticated units in order to make the most of your heating and cooling systems. All you need to do is find what’s causing the energy waste in your existing systems. This helps you determine whether your systems are working harder than required to maintain their usual performance so you can easily fix issues before it is too late.

A dirty filter. One of the most important things to inspect is the condition of your air filter. It’s easy to forget about preventive maintenance like filter changes. However, this innocent misstep can actually lead to significant energy waste and force your system to work twice as hard as necessary. It’s extremely difficult for filters that are clogged to push out the same amount of air as before. Make sure to regularly clean and change your filters to avoid losing money on unnecessary utility costs.

Faulty dampers. A contractor specializing in AC maintenance services says that motors, links and controls can all cause complications with dampers. This results in too much or too little air being let in. Even systems designed to bring in the optimal amount of air aren’t exempt from this common dilemma. It can also cause your coils to freeze. Make sure to hire an experienced technician to find the right solution to your problem.

Wear and tear. No system, even a sturdily-built one, can avoid the harmful effects of long-term use, a.k.a. natural wear and tear. This is because your system is comprised of moving parts that show signs of wear and are susceptible to damage just like any other building feature. The best thing you can do is schedule annual maintenance with your contractor to prevent bigger, more costly issues.

Reliable Air Conditioning & Heating is a premier source of high-quality HVAC solutions in California. We work with residential clients and provide duct cleaning, air conditioner installation, central heating services and more. Call us at (818) 423-4285 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.