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This Isn’t a Good Sign for Your HVAC System

There are HVAC problems, and then there are more serious HVAC problems that can point to major issues happening inside a heating or cooling system. If you have skyrocketing energy costs, it’s a big red flag that something is wrong with your home’s HVAC system. It’s time to schedule HVAC service in Decatur, IN.

Of course, you do have a variety of different appliances and technology using energy in your home. But your HVAC system is arguably one of the largest things consuming energy. You can keep reading to learn more about why high energy costs can indicate problems for your HVAC system and what to do about it.

How an HVAC Unit Uses Energy

Both heaters and air conditioners require energy to produce enough power to heat and cool your home. Most heaters and air conditioners use electricity, although some heaters also use gas to create heat. Models are rated by how efficient they are. The United States has certain standards that need to be met for both heaters and air conditioners when it comes to overall efficiency. 

Models on the lower end of the acceptable standards will require more energy for heating and cooling. High efficiency models will use less energy and save you some money on your monthly energy costs. But over time, these units do you wear down and their efficiency can dwindle. You’ll wind up with higher energy costs if you don’t take care of your unit.

The Risk of Unusual Operation

If you notice your air conditioner or heater operating in an unusual pattern, it could be a red flag that something is wrong inside of the system. When your HVAC system is not operating efficiently, it is using more energy to heat and cool your home. There may be a broken component inside the unit and the rest of the components are working harder in an attempt to continue cooling your home without being able to produce results. 

You’ll see your energy bills creep up slowly over time or even see a sudden spike on one particular bill. Anytime your energy bills begin to go up, it’s a red flag that something is wrong inside of your HVAC system. As one of the larger appliances in your home, an HVAC system uses a lot of energy every month. But your bill should never go up and up without ceasing or spike up and stay high without a reason. If it does, schedule service right away. 

The Maintenance Difference

The way to maintain energy efficiency and keep your HVAC system operating well is to keep up with annual maintenance. During annual maintenance our team can make tweaks to your air conditioner or heater that help it maintain a high level of energy efficiency. 

We can also help to address problems that are going on inside of the unit before they get out of hand. If you’re experiencing high energy bills, we can pinpoint the reason and fix the problem so that you can once again enjoy more reasonable, energy costs.

True Comfort, True Savings. The team at Colliers Comfort is here to serve you. Schedule an appointment today for HVAC service.

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