High Energy Bills: Should I Call for Air Conditioning Service?

Are you seeing your energy bills rise but haven’t changed how you operate your air conditioner? It may be time to call for an Orange Park air conditioning service. Any time an air conditioner is strained, it uses more power to achieve the cooling performance you want. Many things can account for the strain, which is why it’s important to hire professionally-trained specialists, like the ones at J & W Heating and Air, for your repair needs.

What Can Cause Higher Energy Bills?

A lot of different problems can cause your air conditioner to use more energy. Here are a few examples:

  • Refrigerant leaks – leaks in refrigerant imbalance the refrigeration cycle in your air conditioning system. This imbalance can make components like the compressor work harder, which can increase energy usage.
  • Fan issues – there are two fans in your air conditioner: one in the condenser unit and a second in the evaporator unit (also known as the blower). Both fans play a large role in the air flow of your system. When a fan malfunctions, such as slowing down due to a worn fan belt, the air flow also decreases. This forces your system to work harder.
  • Dirty air filter – your air filter should be changed approximately every 3 months. The job of your air filter is to capture as many large particles of dust and dirt as it can, as well as to block pieces of debris from entering your air conditioning system. As such, the air filters can become very dirty and clogged, and this can restrict the air flow in your system.
  • Faulty ductwork – faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of the total air loss in your air conditioning system. Holes, cracks, broken seals and disconnections can siphon your cool air away from the duct, reducing the amount of air being delivered. Your AC has to accommodate for this loss, and does so by working harder.

Energy inefficiency can wreak havoc on your air conditioning system and your wallet. By scheduling air conditioning services in Orange Park now, you can reduce your loss of energy and get your system back on track. Call Comfort Central, Inc., today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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