An energy-efficient HVAC system keeps your Georgetown, TX home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But if it stops working correctly, your home may not be as comfortable as it was before.

Here are four common reasons why your HVAC energy efficiency is decreasing:

HVAC Efficiency 101

Aging HVAC Systems

The average lifespan of a heating and cooling system is approximately 15 years. While air conditioners typically last 10 to 15 years, furnaces will often last a little longer. But this is only if your system is maintained properly.

One of the fastest ways to decrease the energy efficiency and longevity of your HVAC system is improper maintenance. Particularly with older units, regularly scheduled maintenance troubleshoots any potentials issues before they become extensive repairs.

Dirty Air Filters

When it comes routine maintenance, changing your air filter is one of the easiest things you can do. Dirty air filters allow dirt to build up inside your unit, which can cause system malfunction.

Improper Installation

HVAC installation is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Your heating and cooling system does only half the job. When it comes to energy efficiency, the size and design of your home’s ductwork are equally important. Improperly installed HVAC or ductwork reduces energy efficiency and can increase your energy bills by 30 percent or more.

Lack of HVAC Service

Without regularly scheduled maintenance, the lifespan of your system is cut in half. Preventive maintenance ensures that your system is working as efficiently as possible. Never let small problems with your heating and air conditioning go unnoticed. Even with proper care, your unit may experience problems that you can’t resolve on your own.

The best thing you can do for your HVAC system is preventive maintenance. Seasonal checkups can prevent most HVAC performance issues. For more information on improving the energy efficiency of your HVAC system, contact us today.