AC Bill Getting Higher?
As the temperatures start to rise, so does the cost of your air conditioning bill. But why is your AC bill going up? Here are five common reasons why your AC bills may be higher than expected this summer:
1. Lack of AC Maintenance:
Regular maintenance is essential to keep an air conditioner working properly and efficiently. If you haven’t had your system serviced recently, it’s likely that it will have to work harder and longer to keep you comfortable, resulting in a higher electricity bill.
2. Dirty Air Filters:
Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, causing your system to run less efficiently and use more electricity. Be sure to change or clean filters regularly for optimal performance and energy savings!
3. Too Many Appliances Running:
Every appliance in your home uses energy when running, including air conditioners. If you have multiple appliances running at once while cooling the house, it can put a strain on the AC unit and cause it to use more power than necessary – leading to higher bills at the end of the month!
4. Poor Insulation:
Poor insulation in walls or ceilings can lead to heat being transferred into the home from outside sources such as direct sunlight or even warm breezes blowing through cracks in windows or doors – leading not only too much heat inside but also extra strain on an already–working air conditioning unit which then leads too higher bills at month’s end! Investing in good insulation means that less energy needs be used for cooling – saving money long–term!
5. Temperature Setting Too High:
The lower you set your thermostat, the cooler it gets inside – but how low should you go? Try setting yours just high enough so that everyone stays comfortable without overworking (and overheating) your system by cranking down temperatures unnecessarily . Doing so will help ensure efficiency while still keeping costs low.
Get An AC Inspection & Maintenance
If you’re unsure what’s going on with your AC system and you’ve noticed your electric bill is increasing without a logical reason, give Just Air Solutions a call and we’ll come out and give you a complete inspection and checkup on all your Air Conditioning components including the duct work in the attic.