Your HVAC system works hard to keep indoor temperatures bearable during the sweltering summer. However, it’s possible for your HVAC system to work itself into an early grave in the pursuit of cooler temperatures. An overworked HVAC system can wear down well before its time and cause your energy costs to skyrocket in the process.
Common Signs of an Overworked HVAC System
Here are a few signs that your HVAC system is working overtime to keep your home cool:
- Constant operation - HVAC systems aren’t meant to run non-stop, even in the face of brutal summertime heat. If your HVAC system runs constantly, it may be too small for your home to use effectively.
- Excess humidity - A cold but clammy home is usually a sign of an HVAC system that’s not removing excess moisture effectively.
- Heavy frost and ice formation - Ice buildup on the evaporator and/or condenser coil is yet another sign of an overworked HVAC system.
- Rising utility bills - The harder your HVAC system works, the more energy it’s bound to consume. A significant increase in your utility bills may suggest an HVAC system that’s working harder than usual.
- Frequent maintenance and repairs - Overworked HVAC systems can also accelerate parts wear, resulting in more frequent service calls for both minor and major repairs.
Ways to Reduce Your HVAC’s Workload
One way to lighten your HVAC system’s load is by being proactive with basic maintenance. Regularly scheduled checkups can help prevent issues that could lead to an overworked unit. Proper HVAC sizing will also prevent scenarios where your HVAC unit would overwork itself to keep your home cool.
Dealing with an overworked HVAC system in your Fort Wayne home? Get in touch with the experts at Hartman Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in New Haven, Indiana and surrounding Fort Wayne area 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 260-376-2961.