Why a Well Performing HVAC Leads to Energy Savings

Why a Well Performing HVAC Leads to Energy Savings


Your home is your safe place. It’s the place you find comfort from the outdoor elements and keep your family comfortable. Unfortunately, there are sometimes when you can feel as though your home is costing you more than it should.

Have you ever gone to pay your utility bills only to realize that it is much higher than you typically pay? Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence and many homeowners don’t fully understand why they’re encountering more costs and what it means.

However, there may be a number of different reasons for this increase, including one that not many people expect: their HVAC. The HVAC system is often overlooked until something goes wrong, but how do you tell when something is actually wrong? Your utility bills may be a good place to start.

Your HVAC needs to perform well all year long in order to prevent you from encountering exorbitant utility bills and the struggles that come with it. Knowing what to do is important and checking your HVAC can help. Here’s why it’s so important to ensure your HVAC system is working properly.


Your Energy Is Directly Related to Your HVAC System


Have you ever noticed that your electric bill increases during the summer months when it’s hotter outside? Or that your gas bill—depending on the type of heater you have—increases as the weather gets cooler? These are the normal ups and downs of utility bills.

However, when you notice that the bill is much higher than it should be, you have to find a way to make sense of it and recognizing signs that your HVAC isn’t performing well can be the first step to take. Here are some of the things you should consider with your HVAC system:

  • My air conditioner won’t stop running: Your air conditioning unit should have a thermostat that allows you to set the desired temperature in your home. If your home isn’t reaching that temperature and you notice your air conditioner constantly running, it may mean there’s a problem with the system—or you may have an air leak in the home.
  • My heater is not blowing out hot air: You may have a problem with the furnace or the pilot itself that isn’t heating up the air that’s coming through the events. Similarly, you may be experiencing an air leak in the home that is allowing the warm air to escape and cold air to enter.
  • My HVAC system won’t turn on: Like anything you own and take pride in, your HVAC system should be regularly maintained to ensure it’s working in optimal condition and that it runs effectively before it is needed. This prevents you from encountering the elements and having an emergency need for repairs.

If you notice any of the problems above, there are a number of different issues that may be causing it. For instance, it can be the thermostat, the HVAC itself, and more. However, the longer it takes for your HVAC to work, the more energy it’s using.

When an HVAC system is not working effectively, it can result in the use of more energy because it stays on longer and works harder to reach your desired temperature. As a result, you see high costs on your energy bill of which you may not have been aware.


What Else Can Impact HVAC Performance?


One of the most often overlooked aspects of a home HVAC system is the air ducts and how they impact not only your home, but the performance of your system in general. This is why it’s so important to get these areas of the home serviced.

Not only is a dirty air duct and filter bad for your health, it can limit the amount of cold or warm air making it into your home. When it does this, you may find your HVAC working harder and longer in order to reach the temperature you set on your thermostat.


What to Do If My HVAC Isn’t Performing Well


When your HVAC system isn’t keeping your home as comfortable as you’d like, there are many options that you have to consider. Is it really a problem with the HVAC? If it is, should you repair the system you have or replace it completely?

First, it’s important to eliminate other problems that may be causing the rise in energy bills such as clogged air ducts or air leaks. Once you’ve done that, you can have your HVAC system inspected to determine the best options for you and whether you should have it repaired or just replace it completely.

Before you jump to a replacement option, consider the following:

  • Is your HVAC system fairly new?
  • Have you very rarely had problems with your AC or heating?
  • Is the repair going to be expensive?

Once you answer these questions, you can better weigh out your options. If you have an HVAC system that is relatively new and this is one of the few problem you’ve had with it, the repairs may not be expensive and going with repairs would be the best option.

However, if you have an older unit, are constantly spending money to fix it, and your repairs are to the point that it would cost you more than a replacement, you may want to consider getting a new HVAC system installed.

Before you make any decisions, though, you should speak with a professional who can explain why your HVAC isn’t performing well and what you can do to reap the benefits of energy savings and a well performing HVAC system.


Why Choosing Our Van Nuys HVAC Experts is the Right Choice


For years, our team has been strictly determined to providing home and business owners throughout the greater Los Angeles areas the services they need to ensure their heating and air conditioning systems are working to their optimal abilities.

We stand by our work and offer a customer satisfaction guarantee on everything we do. We’re so confident in our abilities to help you that you don’t have to pay if you are not satisfied with the job we do.

At JMS Air Conditioning and Heating, our Van Nuys HVAC experts respond to your calls in a fully stocked company van, complete with the tools and materials necessary to diagnose and treat your problem in a single visit. Aside from that, we offer some of the most competitive prices, warranties, and specials in the industry.

We offer services ranging from heating to duct cleaning, including:

  • Repair
  • Replacement
  • Installation
  • Ductless mini split
  • Dehumidifiers and humidifiers
  • Multi zone HVAC
  • Thermostats

When it comes to your indoor air quality and comfort, you deserve to have the best all year long. This is exactly what you get when you go with our respected, highly rated, and completely vetted and trained professionals to handle your job, no matter how big or small.

If you’re in need of an HVAC service because you want to lower your energy expenses or simply because your HVAC system is working properly, we’re here to help.

Call us today at (818) 423-4494 to schedule your service with trusted Los Angeles HVAC technicians dedicated to providing you with the highest quality repairs or installations when you need it most.
 

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