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Signs your HVAC System is Wasting Energy

When you consider your biggest expenses, heating and cooling your home will inevitably be high on the list. The last thing you need is to spend more to heat and cool your home. Keep reading to discover the three main things that indicate your HVAC unit is wasting energy. 

High bills

Inflation, natural gas price increases, drastic temperature changes…all can increase your utility bills and all are beyond your control. But a sharp or unexplainable increase in your bill might mean that your HVAC unit is struggling or wasting energy. Whether caused by dirty filters, leaky ducts, or broken parts, any unattended repair or maintenance task can lead to poor performance and higher bills. 

Air Temperature or Quality Seems Off

The temperature should not be vastly different in various rooms (unless your system is designed to heat and cool different areas). In addition, you should not feel as though the air is wet or sticky—indicating high humidity. Whether it’s a broken or faulty thermostat, something malfunctioning within the unit, or simply an outdated and inefficient unit, noticing something off with the room temperature or humidity is a good clue that your system is wasting energy. 

A System That’s Always On

Long cycles or a system that seems as though it’s always on is not running as efficiently as possible. It could be that your system is not appropriate for the size of your home, is getting old, or has developed a blockage restricting airflow. Whatever the issue, if you notice that your system is constantly running, you have a system that wastes energy.

Call us 

If suspect your HVAC system is raising your monthly bills more than it should, call the experts at Exxel Mechanical Services! It’s always better to have your HVAC system checked out instead of overspending on an inefficient system each month. Call (443) 821-1040 or send an email to