Why are My Cooling Bills So High?

July 20, 2019
Man Surprised AC Bill

High summertime temperatures in Liberty City, Texas, can cost you a lot of money. That’s especially true if you’re running your air conditioner all the time throughout the cooling season. Here are three possible reasons you have high cooling bills and how to resolve the issues:

Dirty Air Filter

A dirty air filter can cause a lot of problems within your HVAC system. Not only can it impact the quality of the air you breathe. It can also drop the efficiency level. As a result, the system has to work harder to produce cool air.

You may notice an influx of dust or other debris in the air or on your home’s surfaces, or you could experience unpleasant health symptoms, such as coughing, congestion and eye irritation. A sudden spike in energy bills can also mean you’re not changing the filter often enough.

Most HVAC equipment manufacturers recommend changing the filter every 90 days. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, you may want to upgrade to a filter with a higher MERV rating that can remove smaller particles for cleaner indoor air. Also, remember to change it every month.

Poorly Maintained HVAC System

Failing to maintain your HVAC system can also lead to an increase in monthly bills. Every system needs a tune-up at least once a year. One of our experienced service technicians can take a closer look and test the airflow of your unit. If you don’t keep up with this maintenance, you could end up having to replace your HVAC system sooner. As a result, you’ll waste money that you could have invested in preventive maintenance.

Stagnant Air

If the air in your home becomes stale and stagnant due to poor ventilation, you may end up running your HVAC system for longer periods of time. You can save money by using fans to move the air and maintain a more comfortable atmosphere. As a result, you’ll lower your cooling bills.

At JD’s A/C, our service technicians can provide regular maintenance and diagnose other issues with your HVAC system that are causing higher cooling bills. Call us at (903) 759-7483 for fast and friendly help.

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