Studies have shown that 71% of residential air conditioning systems have bad airflow and do not have the proper refrigerant charge. These two factors will cause high energy bills, discomfort and may cause your system to fail sooner than expected.
Texas A&M performed a study and found that if an air conditioning systems refrigerant is undercharged by as little as 23% it can cause a 52% loss in efficiency. This means your electric bill will double!
Your home could be suffering from this and you could have no idea! A lot of home owners will end up running their air conditioning system until it dies, think about it you would never buy a car and never change the oil until it breaks down. That’s just a waste!
It’s best to make sure your air conditioning system is performing well and is running as efficient as possible. The 4 main problems that cause inefficiency are:
- The refrigerant of the air conditioning system is under or over charged
- Dirty air filters restrict air flow and will make the air conditioning system work harder
- The blower motor or the cooling coil can collect dirt build up. 9 out of 10 air conditioning systems fail from dirt build up. This will reduce air flow and cause it to use more energy.
- Wrong sized air conditioning systems. If your air conditioning system is not the right size it can create a cold and clammy feeling
Remember, you may not need to replace you air conditioning system. The best way to find out is to get your system tuned up. Definitely schedule a tune up if you don’t know when you got your tuned up last. We perform an extensive tune up for many residents of the Tampa Bay area. We service Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota counties. We would like to make you and your family more comfortable, save you money on your electric bill and extend the life of your air conditioning system.