How to Check Your A/C’s Efficiency

Living in New England, a region known for its four seasons, you know the summers can get pretty warm. You definitely want to take advantage of the luxury of having an A/C system in your home. You want to make sure fairly often that your air conditioner operates as it should to keep you cool. An inefficient HVAC unit could cost you money while failing to keep you cool. Keep on reading­–we’d like to let you know what to look for when checking your A/C’s efficiency.

A/C Efficiency Checklist

  • Check temperatures in every room. One room’s temperature differing from the rest of your home could point to an uneven distribution of air. In this case, call us–we’ll make sure your unit works properly.
  • Consider your A/C’s age. Older systems aren’t as efficient as new high-efficiency equipment. If your HVAC system is over 10 years old, you should start thinking about getting a new one.
  • Take a look at your thermostat. Make sure your thermostat works for you. If you want to improve your A/C’s energy efficiency, getting a programmable thermostat is the best thing to do. You’ll save on countless hours of your A/C’s operation.
  • Check your air ducts. Check your air ducts frequently for clogs, blockages, or dirt. Dirty ducts can really decrease your A/C’s energy efficiency, forcing it to work harder to blow cool air.

If your ducts are clean, your thermostat reads the correct temperature, your home is evenly cooled, and your A/C isn’t too old, you can rest assured that your air conditioner is likely doing its job. At Ken Duval, your comfort is our priority. If you notice your A/C isn’t keeping you cool, give us a call. We’re happy to help.