Is My AC Blowing Money Out the Window?

Like most homeowners in Austin, TX, you likely cringe at the thought of what your next power bill is going to be after a hot summer month. Often, homeowners have an air conditioning system that’s inefficient and costs them way more money than they need to spend each month. By looking out for the inefficiency signs below, you can get the issue remedied quickly and can keep your energy bills low.

Insufficient Cooling Power

One of the first signs indicating that your air conditioning system is not working at an optimal level is that it is insufficient at cooling your house. While many different issues can cause this problem, the most likely is that you’re low on refrigerant. You’ll need to call in an HVAC professional to recharge your low refrigerant level.

High Indoor Humidity

As your air conditioning system naturally runs, it also dehumidifies the air. It’s crucial to remove the humidity in the air to allow it to feel colder and to prevent biological growth. If you’ve noticed that your indoor humidity level seems to be constantly high, it’s likely that you have a problem with your evaporator coils not getting cold enough.

Constantly Running System

A prevalent indicator that your air conditioning system is not working efficiently is that it’s constantly running. There are various causes of this AC issue, the most common being an undersized HVAC system. It’s a good idea to call in an HVAC professional to help evaluate your system size and determine if an upgrade is in order.

If you’re having issues with your home air conditioning system, then it’s time to call Vertex Mechanical. Let our experienced technicians evaluate the issue and provide you with a reasonable solution so that you can get back to enjoying an energy-efficient air conditioning system.

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