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3 Common Causes of Subpar Cooling Efficiency


This will probably not be a very controversial statement, but here in Florida, we tend to use our air conditioning systems a lot. If you were to only use your AC a few weeks out of the year, perhaps you’d not be too concerned with an inefficiency issue in regards to your cooling system. Around here, though, an inefficient air conditioner can be the root of very real financial burdens. With that in mind, we’ve put together a selection of some common causes of inefficient cooling for you to familiarize yourself with. If you are concerned about your air conditioner in Tampa, FL, just give us a call. IERNA’s Heating & Cooling is here to handle any AC services that you may need.

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Improper Sizing

Most people would correctly assume that an undersized air conditioner is not going to cool one’s home efficiently. However, fewer people tend to realize that an oversized air conditioner is actually not much better. While an undersized system will run for longer than it should, burning through energy in the process, an oversized system will cool the property too quickly. This will cause it to short cycle frequently, and that starting up and shutting down is an inefficient use of energy.

Poor Maintenance Practices

We run our air conditioners all of the time, for much of the year. All of that use can lead to some pretty serious wear and tear on your HVAC system. If you do not have your system regularly inspected and tuned up by a trained professional, then there is just no way in which you can hope for it to function as efficiently as it ought to. Routine maintenance will keep your system functioning efficiently, while also benefiting it in many other ways.

Leaky Ductwork

A lot of homeowners use forced air cooling systems that employ ductwork in their operation. While ductwork can be quite effective at distributing cooled air throughout a property, it really must be kept in great working condition. If your air ducts are damaged or improperly sealed, then they will leak air out of the system. This can lead to uneven cooling, and your system is going to work overtime in order to get enough cooled air to the areas lacking. Contact us to learn more.