At Gator Air & Energy, our focus is to save the residents of Gainesville and North Central Florida energy and money. With over 70 years of combined experience in the industry, and after performing a wide range of HVAC unit repair services, we have some advice on how to tell if your HVAC system isn’t running at its best.
If you’re experiencing any of the signs listed below, we can help. Our team of experienced and friendly technicians is equipped with the tools and knowledge to help you save money and energy with our wide range of HVAC services.
1) Ductwork is Rattling
The first sign that you could be losing money through your HVAC system is that you can hear your ductwork rattling when the air kicks on. If you hear a rattling sound, that might indicate that there are leaks in your ducts, and where there are leaks there is money lost. Our professional duct sealing service solves this problem, repairing and sealing your ducts so there is no air escaping where you don’t need it.
2) Temperature Fluctuation
If you notice a measurable difference in temperature between rooms in your home, that is a sign that your HVAC system isn’t working efficiently. This problem stems from one main cause: there is insufficient airflow in your home. One cause may be that your ductwork is too small, making your system work harder to move air throughout your home. Other factors include how far away the room is from the unit, leaky ducts, poor insulation, and factors in the room itself (such as windows).
Humidity is a big problem for homeowners in Gainesville, and if you notice that the humidity is still high even with the HVAC system running, you are probably losing money. There are many reasons for this, but essentially your unit isn’t the right size or capacity for the needs of your home. It’s important to have an HVAC professional install an air conditioning unit that is custom ordered for your home to avoid this problem.
4) High Energy Bills
If the total on your latest energy bill gave you heart palpitations, then you are likely losing money through your HVAC system. Often, we see this problem stem from old air conditioners. According to Energy.gov, even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you could save 20% – 40% of your heating and cooling costs by replacing it with a newer model. At Gator Air & Energy, we specialize in installing energy-efficient HVAC units for your home, that are perfectly zoned for your space and comfort.
5) No Insulation
Insulation matters, and if your home isn’t properly fitted with insulation in the essential spaces of your home, you’re definitely losing money. Without proper insulation, the air that your HVAC unit works so hard to heat or cool escapes quickly. Lack of insulation causes your system to push harder to heat and cool your home, which is not only inefficient but causes earlier breakdowns in your system.
Call Gator Air & Energy to Improve Your HVAC System
The HVAC system in your home is more than just your unit, it is composed of all the elements in your home where air flows. At Gator Air & Energy, we take our time to perform a whole home assessment before recommending an HVAC unit for your home. We make sure you have the right unit for your space, and that it works as efficiently as possible to save you the most money.
Our HVAC maintenance also helps to save money, as we inspect the aspects of the system that aren’t running efficiently, and perform tune-ups on coils and pans.