Do you dread energy bills each month in your Salisbury, Maryland, home? Is your house bleeding your bank account dry? Your HVAC unit may be the problem. Here are five reasons your energy bills may be higher than they should be.

Filthy Filters

Preventive maintenance like filter changes can make a difference in how your HVAC system functions. Dust and dirt in the air can clog the unit’s filter. This slows down the HVAC unit and makes it work harder, costing your home more energy and you more money. Clean or change the filter regularly.

Outdated System

HVAC units are expensive, and it may seem thrifty to use your unit until it needs to be put out to pasture, but outdated HVAC units mean higher energy bills. Ancient units need more energy to work, and they often can’t do it properly. Upgrade to a more energy-efficient model and save money.

Dirty Coils

If your unit’s coils are dirty, the heating and cooling components of the system aren’t able to properly condition the air. Pollutants such as pollen, dust, and dirt can damage the HVAC unit. Always make sure your HVAC unit’s coils are clean.

Uneven Heating and Cooling

Sometimes it seems that your bills are too high, but you can’t get comfortable enough. This disconnect may be due to uneven distribution of heated or cooled air in your home. The cause may be due to poor airflow or having the thermostat in a bad location. An HVAC professional can assess the problem and determine how to fix it.

Lack of Maintenance

A general lack of maintenance can be responsible for higher HVAC energy costs. Biannual maintenance is essential for your HVAC unit to keep it working efficiently. Have the unit checked by an HVAC professional twice a year.

To help keep energy costs under control, call Red Dog Associates at (302) 436-2922 to schedule a maintenance visit with one of our professional technicians.

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