Your Heating and Air Conditioning Has Unused Capacity

When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, can you really pinpoint the exact level of its efficiency? Have you ever considered the fact that it might not be running at full capacity? You might assume that because you’re using a central air system, your system is running smoothly; that is, at full capacity, with a high level of energy efficiency. Being that general frugality and concerns about living green seem to be on everyone’s mind nowadays, a central air system might seem like a money-and-energy saving solution. But if you’re unaware of the state of your system’s functioning, the truth of the matter might actually surprise you.

While it’s likely true that your central air system is more efficient than a window or wall mounted air conditioner—in addition to saving you money—chances are, your central air system still isn’t running at full capacity. This could be due in part to a number of reasons; your system may be too big for your home, your duct system may be poorly designed or leaky, or your system might simply be in dire need of cleaning and maintenance.

HVAC Size
If you’re looking to get an HVAC system installed, it’s imperative that you research a reputable company to carry out the job. As mentioned above, a bad installation or faulty and leaky ductwork can result in wasted energy, as your system works to condition a larger amount of air than is necessary. Thus, it’s possible that your system might be “too big” for your living space.

HVAC Maintenance
Again, this is a job for the professionals. Without proper maintenance, your HVAC ducts and filters will suffer a buildup of dust and dirt, thus lowering their efficiency at circulating air. The dirtier your ducts are, the more energy your system will expend for less circulation. Not to mention the fact that this dust and dirt will be polluting the air and lowering air quality in your home. You’ll need regular changing of your filters, and you’ll need a regular inspection in order to ensure that there are not damages or defective equipment operating in your HVAC system.

Overall, unused capacity in your heating and air conditioning system—whether it’s a result of the need for maintenance or a system not fitted to the space—could be costing you extra money on energy costs. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Schedule an inspection and maintenance with a professional today, and ensure that your system is running at an optimum efficiency.

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