You rely on your HVAC system to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. However, an inefficient HVAC system raises the utility bills of your Beeville, TX, home. While you could wait for a sudden spike in your energy bills, it’s better to heed these five warning signs of an inefficient AC system:

Dirty Filters

Dirty air filters impact both your indoor air quality and the efficiency of your AC system. Clean air filters trap dust, pollen and other contaminants. But dirty air filters allow contaminants in your air and HVAC system. When dust builds up in your air conditioner, this increases wear and tear, lowering efficiency.

Inaccurate Thermostat

Your thermostat controls your air conditioner, but if there’s something wrong with it, this fault causes your AC system to function inefficiently. Thermostat issues include sensor problems, an outdated thermostat and faulty wiring.

Increased Utility Bills

With an efficient HVAC system, your utility bills stay fairly consistent from month to month and year to year. Unless your power company noticeably raised its rates, or you bought an appliance that demands a lot more energy, you shouldn’t see a drastic increase in utility bills. If you notice your utility bills climbing without reason, it’s a sign of an inefficient AC system.

Low Refrigerant Levels

Your air conditioner relies on proper refrigerant levels to run efficiently. You need to address issues like a refrigerant leak immediately. Contact an HVAC professional right away if you suspect your system’s refrigerant is leaking.

Old HVAC System

With proper maintenance, your HVAC system lasts 10 to 15 years. After that, no matter how well you take care of it, you eventually need to replace your air conditioner.

If you have an old cooling system, don’t risk it quitting on you in the summer heat. Contact Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co. today to learn how an efficient ductless air conditioning system can save you money.

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