Are Window AC Units Costing You More on Your Utility Bills?

Are Window AC Units Costing You More on Your Utility Bills?

Now that summer is in full swing, we wouldn’t be surprised if you’re basically living in front of your AC to avoid the heat and keep yourself comfortable. We also wouldn’t be surprised if you noticed that your utility bill is suddenly a lot higher than your used to seeing.

Sorry to break it to you, but if you’re using window AC units, that may be the reason. While buying and using a window unit is cheaper upfront, there are a few situations where they can actually cost you more, especially when it comes to your utility bills.

When You’re Using a Lot of Them

If you have a window unit in every bedroom of your home, two in the living room, and another in the kitchen, don’t be surprised to see a spike in your utility bills. All those units are sucking a lot of electricity out of your house to function, which will definitely increase energy costs.

When You’re Using Too Few

If you’re using a single unit to cool a large space in your home, your window AC is going to have to work really hard to create a comfortable temperature. All that extra effort is probably going to show up on your utility bill at the end of the month.

When The Units are Very Old

Manufacturers are constantly working to upgrade the efficiency ratings, and the newer the unit, the higher the efficiency rating and the lower your energy bills could be. If you’re using an older unit, it’s using a lot more energy, hiking up your utility bills in the process.

If you’re ready to make the switch from window units to a more efficient cooling system, contact the experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing! We have the expertise needed to find and install the best system to fit your home’s need.

For more information, give us a call at412-265-2662.