How Do I Know If My HVAC Is Energy-Efficient?

A Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system, sometimes abbreviated simply as an HVAC system plays an integral role in maintaining your home’s safety and comfort. Unfortunately, however, these apparatuses have the potential to expend significant quantities of energy, which could result in expensive monthly charges. Fortunately, not all HVAC systems are created equal. Certain networks are constructed to be far more energy-efficient than others. Moreover, specific maintenance or design issues could force your unit to utilize more energy than need be.

If you are unsure if your HVAC unit is energy efficient or are looking for energy-efficient AC installation in Montgomery County PA, or other locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area, take a look at the following tips that suggest whether your HVAC is operating with optimal energy efficiency.

  1. Humidity Is Eliminated

The air conditioning units of energy-efficient HVAC systems not only provide effective cooling but eliminate associated humidity. If you or other members of your household notice that they still feel sticky and uncomfortable when the air conditioner is running, said apparatus is likely dealing with a diminished quantity of refrigerants or some other discernible underlying problem. Regardless, such issues will force the unit to expend greater energy to produce intended results.

  1. The Unit Does Not Run Continually

If your air conditioning and heat are constantly running, your system is probably not running at an energy-efficient level. Optimally functioning systems will not need to run continually to meet desired temperatures. Chances are, if you are witnessing this problem, your system is facing some underlying maintenance issue.

  1. Inflated Energy Costs

It is normal for your energy bills to increase, to a certain extent during especially warm or cold months. However, if your bills are constantly or excessively high, there is a better than average chance that your unit is experiencing some energy-zapping maintenance issues.

  1. Consistent Operation

If you notice that certain rooms of your home feel warm or cold while others do not, your HVAC system is likely not operating with optimal energy efficiency. This circumstance could be precipitated by some type of maintenance issue. However, in other instances, such an occurrence might be the result of poorly designed ductwork, which is the internal network within your home that delivers warm and cold air to each room.

  1. The System is Aged

As with any appliance or associated system, age plays a significant factor. When your HVAC unit grows older, its parts age and gradually become less and less efficient. Industry professionals advise that, if your system has been in operation for 10 or more years, an upgrade is likely needed.

Contacting Us

If you witness any of these problems, we strongly encourage you to contact us. We can perform a thorough evaluation of your current system, identify underlying problems and execute necessary remediation. Moreover, if you desire a system upgrade, our team of experienced technicians can help you choose and install the unit the meets your needs best.