If you suspect your aircon is the reason behind high electricity bills, the unit is possibly not maintained well and requires a thorough inspection. Check out the following common issues that cause air conditioners to use more power than they should.
Unclean air filters
This is the most common reason for aircons’ poor functioning, which causes power bills to shoot up. The air filters are your aircon is first defense against dust and other particles. They protect the internal components, including the coils, from dirt and debris and keep the aircon working at full efficiency.
Cleaning the air filters regularly and replacing them when needed is essential to avoid build-up of debris, which clogs the filters and restricts the free flow of air through the ducts. This in turn causes the aircon to work harder and take longer to cool the room, leading to increased energy consumption.
Poor maintenance and irregular servicing
A poorly maintained air conditioning system is prone to excessive wear and tear and component damage that is easily avoidable. Lack of regular service compromises the unit’s efficiency and puts load on the internal components, causing unnecessary overheating of the compressor and leading to increased power consumption. [Read more…]