Are you paying too much for your air conditioning bill over the summer months? Some say that comfort and cool air is priceless while others strongly disagree and will roast in the summer or freeze in the winter to save a few dollars.
Whichever side of the fence you’re on, you can likely agree that you want to pay a fair price for your air conditioning. But how do you know what a fair price is? If you are paying too much, how can you diagnose the problem?
*enter the professionals at Roland Black Heating and Cooling*
Our team of expert HVAC technicians can help you find whether or not you’re overpaying on your monthly energy bills. Here are a few simple methods to start the process and find whether or not it’s time to replace your heating and cooling system.
3 Steps to Saving on Your Monthly Energy Bill
The first step is to divide your energy bill by the number of square feet in your home, only including the spaces you use (i.e. don’t count your attic that only the spiders visit). If you’re calculating for areas that you actually don’t use very often then you’re likely overpaying.
The next test is to ask yourself whether or not you go to the extremes. Do you set your air conditioning to 65° in the summer and 84° in the winter? If this is the case, then your home may be over-insulated or not insulated enough, resulting in a higher energy bill.
A third item we can check is the size of your air conditioning unit. If your air conditioning unit is too small for your home, then it is likely having to overwork in order to keep you cool. This can lead to a short lifespan and costly breakdowns in the heat of summer. If your system is oversized, it is likely short-cycling, costing you more energy to start and stop, while also failing to remove humidity— a core principle in comfort. It’s critical that your air conditioning unit be the appropriate size for your home.
Staying cool and comfortable shouldn’t break the bank, and it shouldn’t be hard. Scheduling preventative maintenance, replacing your air filters, and calling the team at Roland Black Heating and Cooling when problems arise are all simple ways that you can make sure you’re not overpaying on your monthly energy bill.