Is Your Home Cool Enough? If Not, HVAC Performance Testing Can Help

A woman sitting inside, in front of a table fan. She is on the phone while blotting sweat with a tissue on her forehead.

When was the last time you scheduled HVAC performance testing for your air conditioner? If the answer is never, don’t panic. You’re not alone. Many homeowners don’t know that their HVAC equipment may be running at less than 60% capacity. If your home isn’t feeling quite cool enough even with the AC on, here’s how HVAC performance testing can help.

What to Know About HVAC Performance

A brand-new HVAC system will likely run at peak effectiveness and efficiency, keeping your home cool all summer and saving you money on your energy bills. Unfortunately, older units don’t do as well with reduced performance over time as they age. This leads to longer run times to keep your home cool, more wear and tear from working harder, shortened life expectancy, and higher energy bills.

What to Expect from HVAC Performance Testing

The best way to tell if you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck from your AC this summer is with performance testing. An HVAC technician can check your ducts, air returns, coils, filters, and the rest of your unit to ensure it’s working as it should. They’ll test the output and the efficiency, so you know if your system is running below normal expectations. If any issues are identified during testing, the technician can make adjustments and repairs to get your system working like it should to keep your home cool.

If your home isn’t cool enough to keep you and your family comfortable this summer, there might be an easy fix. For HVAC performance testing to ensure your AC keeps up, contact the experts at G+S Heating and Air to schedule.

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