Are you aiming for increased energy efficiency with your HVAC system this summer? If you have a heating and cooling system, as most people do, some issues always tend to be on the radar when it comes to maintenance and efficiency. What should you watch out for this year? Here are two big issues that could impact not only your cooling system but your energy efficiency as well.
How's Your Refrigerant?
The refrigerant can make or break a cooling system. It is what helps the system cool the air. If refrigerant levels are too low, the system won't function as it should. A reliable technician can adjust the levels and fix any leaks that could be causing low refrigerant. If the refrigerant is too low and the system isn't keeping up with demands, it's going to work overtime to reach the desired temperature and will use excess energy in the process.
Is Your Thermostat Doing Its Job?
Your thermostat is the captain of the heating and cooling ship. The system does what your thermostat tells it to do. If it's out of whack or improperly calibrated, your heating and air conditioning won't do what they're supposed to do. This means your house isn't going to be the comfortable temperature you want. It also means you will probably be using more energy than necessary to try to get it that way.
Many factors contribute to the function and efficiency of your HVAC system. The refrigerant and thermostat are just two of them. To find out more about increasing your energy efficiency, contact our team of experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.