3 Common HVAC Problems That Affect Efficiency

Dealing with poor HVAC efficiency in your Merritt Island, Florida, home can cause a lot of frustration. If your cooling system can’t keep up with the demands of your household, you may be dealing with an underlying problem that impacts your system’s efficiency.

Improperly Sized Unit

The process of installing an HVAC system is complex. The contractor involved should design a system with ductwork that extends to every room in the home. They should also perform load testing to determine the correct size of the unit. If a service technician skips a step or uses a standard formulation rather than actually sizing the system, you could end up with a unit that’s too large or too small.

An oversized unit will use more energy than needed in the home. As a result, your energy bills will spike. An undersized unit has to cycle on and off more regularly and run for longer periods of time. This will also increase your energy bills needlessly.

Leaky Ducts

Leaky ductwork is a common cause of poor efficiency. If the metal ducts have any gaps or leaks, cooled air can escape through these spaces, resulting in substantial energy loss. One of our service technicians can assess the condition of your ducts and come up with a plan to seal or repair them if needed. As a result, you’ll prevent reduced efficiency and avoid paying higher energy bills.

Dirty Filter

Every HVAC system relies on a filter to stop dirt, dust and other contaminants from entering the unit. If you’re not changing your filter regularly, the efficiency of the system will likely decrease. Dirty air filters can also impact the airflow, overall system performance and indoor air quality. Therefore, it’s important to change the filter in your system every month or two to maintain high efficiency.

Is your HVAC system struggling with efficiency? Merritt Island Air & Heat has the solutions you need to improve it. Contact us at (321) 392-6564.

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