How to Spot an Overworked HVAC System

How to Spot an Overworked HVAC System

How to Spot an Overworked HVAC System Your HVAC system needs to work properly in order to keep your home cool all summer long. If it works too much, though, you might end up needing costly repairs or a replacement. Make sure that you’re familiar with the signs of an overworked HVAC system, so you can get prompt service if needed.


Higher Energy Bills


You can expect your energy bills to go up during the summer months, since your HVAC system uses a substantial amount of energy to cool your home. However, your bills shouldn’t be significantly higher than they normally are in summer. If your cooling bills have been much higher, this can be a sign that your HVAC system is working harder than usual and running for longer periods of time in order to keep your home comfortable. You should have a technician inspect it to check for signs of damage that might be affecting its performance.


Multiple Repairs


HVAC systems need repairs from time to time, but they shouldn’t need them often. If you’ve had to have technicians come out to your home to fix your HVAC system frequently, this indicates that it’s overworked and could be on its way out. If your HVAC system is an older one that keeps breaking down, you might need to think about having it replaced with a more efficient one.


End of Lifespan


HVAC systems should last for roughly a decade if they’re properly maintained and don’t have to work too hard to heat and cool homes. If you’ve had an HVAC system that’s nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s highly likely that it has to work much harder to cool your home. An overworked HVAC system that’s older has trouble running efficiently, leading to a higher need for repairs and increased energy bills. If your HVAC system is close to 10 years old, you should be looking into having it replaced.



If you have an overworked HVAC system that needs repairs, please contact Powers Heating & Air. Our technicians can ensure that you have reliable air conditioning for your Peachtree City home this summer.


Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040. 

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