Many St. Tammany Parish residents are reporting that their electric bill was much higher than last year, despite the fact that it has been a relatively mild summer by our southern Louisiana standards.
Inefficient cooling systems can cause major bill increases, so it’s important to get the issue figured out fast. Your budget will thank you, and you’ll also likely notice a big change in your comfort levels when you get the problem addressed.
Let’s take a look at why your electric bill might be so high.
AC Working Harder
One of the main reasons for a higher electric bill in a mild summer is an older or damaged AC that is working too hard to keep up.
This means that it can’t keep up during the hot part of the day, without running extremely hard. When night time rolls around, and it cools off outside, the AC “catches up”, and it becomes hard for you to tell that there are any problems at all.
By the time you get home, the AC has finally cooled the house off, and it doesn’t start to struggle again until you’re gone for the day.
This indicates that your system is starting to wear down, and that could be bad news for your electric bill – and your comfort!
Once you realize that your AC is the culprit behind your high electric bill, you may be tempted to turn it down or off. But there’s no need to suffer from the heat when there are many ways to address the problem.
Troubleshooting AC System
One of the first things you can do to determine if this is the case is to troubleshoot the AC system. What we would recommend first is to test the equipment, to be sure it is running at the optimal levels. Inspections to ensure that no visible problems are present are also a good idea.
At Three Rivers, we offer a same-day service that can get your AC system inspected in the same day you notice something wrong.
We offer a 30-minute inspection that will diagnose the problem so that you can choose what you’d like to do next. If you’d like to learn more about our troubleshooting services, contact us online.
Fixing the Problem
Once the problem has been diagnosed, it’s time to fix it.
This will help save you money on that high electric bill and ensure that you stay comfortable at the same time.
The first thing that we can do for a worn-down AC is to repair any damaged parts and perform regular maintenance. Some AC units simply need to be spruced up to start working at optimal levels again.
The next thing we can do is replace that old AC unit with an energy-efficient system that is specifically designed to keep your energy bills low.
All our services are performed by highly trained technicians, and we offer service and maintenance on every single make or model of AC equipment. We’ll help you find the right equipment to get your bills down if your old AC unit isn’t salvageable.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
If you are interested in having your AC unit diagnosed, repaired, or replaced, give us a call. Your electric bill will amaze you with how low it is, and your home will be more comfortable to boot.
You can contact us online, or give us a call at 985-892-7071. Our office is located in Covington, and we serve the entire Northshore area with same-day, affordable services.