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AC System Raising Energy Bills

Why Your AC System is Skyrocketing Your Electric Bill

If you live in North Las Vegas, NV, you’re running your air conditioner constantly with a consistent cooling schedule. In spite of that, your monthly bill is skyrocketing. Here are four ways that your AC system may be to blame for rising energy bills:

Clogged Air Filter

Air conditioners run most efficiently when there’s nothing to block airflow. If you don’t replace the air filter at least every 90 days, you’ll run into serious problems. By blocking the air, the clogged filter will force the AC system to blow the air harder, which means more energy use and higher bills.

Dirty Coils

Dirty, grimy evaporator coils won’t transfer heat from your home, which means your AC system will send lukewarm air back inside. Thus, the AC system will run in a fruitless attempt to reach your set point. Your bills may be reflective of this energy waste.

Leaking Ducts

Poorly sealed ducts, as well as ducts with holes and cracks, will leak out your cool air before it enters your home. This will lengthen every cooling cycle beyond the 10 to 15 minutes that it’s supposed to be, and your bills will rise as a consequence.

Leaking Refrigerant Line

Refrigerant is the chemical that absorbs heat from your home and transfers it outside. If the pipes containing it leak, though, you’ll get lukewarm air and an air conditioner that wastes energy. Fixing a leak is an AC repair that you must leave to a service technician because exposure to the refrigerant can harm your health.

With regular AC maintenance, you can avoid most of the problems mentioned above. Get ahold of Aloha Air Conditioning today for a consultation in North Las Vegas. Though we have a designation as a Trane Comfort Specialist, our NATE-certified service technicians can service any make or model of air conditioner.

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