Why Is My Energy Bill so High?
There’s nothing quite as frustrating as opening your energy bill and seeing a sky-high number, especially when you know you haven’t increased your energy usage. If you’re wondering what’s causing your energy bill to skyrocket, it could be your choked-up air conditioning system. Learn how your AC could be upping your energy bill and what you can do to fix it, here:
Not Changing Your Air Filter
Air filters have an important job. Not only do they filter dirt, dust and harmful pollutants from the air, but they also help to improve the efficiency of our air conditioning systems. Air filters, however, can only do their job effectively if they are clean. This is why it’s important to change your air filter once per month. If you don’t change your air filter, then your air conditioning system will have to work that much harder to provide clean air—this means that your system will be using more energy and could be the reason your energy bill is so high.
Not Adjusting Your Thermostat
If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure you are taking advantage of it! Programmable thermostats allow homeowners to program the temperature in advance. This means that you can set your thermostat to an energy-saving setting when you’re not at home. Similarly, you can set the thermostat to a more comfortable setting when you are home. If you’ve noticed a spike in your energy bills, it could be because you aren’t fully utilizing your thermostat.
Not Having a Maintenance Checkup
In order for your air conditioning system to function efficiently, you should have a maintenance checkup performed twice per year. A maintenance checkup will ensure that your AC is functioning properly and isn’t experiencing any issues. If your energy bills have spiked, it could be that your AC is experiencing an underlying issue, causing it to be less energy-efficient. Regular maintenance checkups help to stop underlying issues before they become costly problems.
Call the Professionals at Sea Coast Air Conditioning
At Sea Coast Air Conditioning, we believe your home should be as comfortable as possible without breaking the bank. If your energy bills are too high, contact us so we can diagnose and assess a potential issue with your system. To learn more about the services we offer, click here, or contact us today to schedule an appointment.