Houston - Galveston Home Inspection I Infrared Thermography
High Electric Bills
Do you have high electric bills? There are a lot of reasons that contribute to high electric bills. If you had your home inpected by a credible inspector then you would know about some of the deficiencies or reasons. I say some because there are many and you just can't be sure. However if your inspector is knowledgeable and knows what to look for then you may expect it in your report.
However, some of the top reasons are:
Dirty filter and dirty evaporator coil. If you have a dirty system it's going to cost your more to operate it.
Old A/C condenser with corroded fins. Once the aluminum fins corrode all bets are off for proper cooling. The condenser removes the heat from the indoors to the oiutdoors. If it can't the energy costs increase and the unit runs continuously try to do something it can't.
Poor attic ventilation. Stop punching more holes in roofs in an attempt to ventilate. The majority of attic ventilation problems are from lack of intake air; not exhaust air. If anything add more inake air.
The HVAC system is sucking in attic air. (This is seen a lot). The return air side of the system sucks in unconditioned, unfiltered attic air. This is very common and easy to remedy.
The furnace (heater) leaks conditioned air to the attic as it was never sealed.
Improper refrigerant charge. You would be surprised how often units are mis-charged. It's too easy for a technician to "squirt and go" instead of properly checking refrigerant charges. Of course an inspector (1). cannot connect refrigerant gages to any system, and (2.) has no idea of what the charge should be but there are indicators such as improper amperage, the contactor switch is arced and pitted and from (noise/vibration).
Nifty Stuff For A Better HVAC System
Condensate Drain Line Cleanout Device
Meets the new ICC IMC 307.2.5 & IRC M1411.3.3 Drain Line Maintenance code for 2015.
To make the system much more efficient and provide greater comfort.... coming soon
If I were going to install a new system or retrofit an existing one to make it work better, last longer and more efficient I would...coming soon (already written)
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