How to Reduce Energy Costs on Aging AC Units
It is somewhat common to struggle with energy cost increases with your home’s aging AC units. They no longer run as efficiently as they once did. This causes your bills to go up. But, this is nothing to ignore. When you call Air Max HVAC, Inc., our team can troubleshoot your system to determine what types of concerns exist and then offer solutions to help you get your system back up and working at its best.
How to Reduce Costs
The first step is to have a comprehensive service call on your air conditioner. Our team will come to your home to inspect, clean, and repair your system. This can help to increase your overall efficiency right away. Or, it can give us some insight into the underlying problems present. From here, we’ll talk about key concerns causing your aging air conditioning units to struggle.
- Your system may need significant repairs or upgrades. This may be possible in some models.
- You may need to have your ducts and filters cleaned and replaced as needed. This can help to reduce your overall energy efficiency of poor maintenance or significant dust buildup causes the problem.
- If the system is over 10 to 15 years of age, we may need to consider upgrades. A new air conditioner may pay for itself if your current system is no longer efficient. These systems can significantly reduce your overall energy costs.
The first step is not to automatically replace an existing system. Rather, at Air Max HVAC, Inc., we will try to help you find ways to reduce the overall workload of the system. This comes from ensuring every component is working at its best. A new thermostat may be able to help. You may be able to simply replace the fan motor or add freon to the system if it is lacking.
When You Need to Upgrade to a New AC Unit
Some of our clients resist installing a new air conditioner. However, today’s systems are significantly more efficient. Over a period of time, they can help reduce your energy costs, therefore saving you money and paying for themselves over the long term. We will talk to you about options for installing smart thermostats and other solutions to further reduce your energy consumption.
Contact Your Burbank AC Repair Team for an Estimate
Let Air Max HVAC, Inc., come out to your home to provide you with an inspection. We’ll determine what steps we can take to get your older system back up and working again. Contact us today to set up a service appointment!