Factors Affecting Overall Air Conditioner Efficiency

All electrical appliances have efficiency. Efficiency is the ratio of the actual performance to the actual fuel or energy consumed by the system. The higher the ratio, the better the performance of the HVAC appliance, whether heating or cooling.

This is one of the reasons why homeowners contact our technicians for AC replacement services in Cheltenham, PA, to get expert advice when it comes to choosing an appliance with higher efficiency. A system with higher efficiency provides better heating or cooling and ensures that it does not increase your energy bills while working during the season.

Factors That Affect The Efficiency Of Your AC

Before you contact our technician to get an appliance with high efficiency, you should understand the factors on which the efficiency depends. Once you know these factors, you can determine which appliance is more efficient than the other. It will help you make better choices in the future.


Seasonal energy efficient rating, also called SEER, shows the performance ratio of an HVAC appliance. The SEER value ranges from 14, the lowest, to 17 or 18, the highest. The higher the SEER value, the more expensive the HVAC appliance is. You should contact our technician to help you understand the best SEER value for your home.

 2. Installation Quality

Your HVAC appliance and its components work on electricity to generate warm or cool air. If the installation process had faults, the components would not be able to work with their highest efficiency levels. Ensure you contact our reliable technician for AC installation services in Cheltenham, PA if you reside in the area and need assistance.

3. Maintenance Schedules

HVAC appliances require maintenance schedules like you require medical check-ups. An HVAC appliance that receives timely and regular maintenance services has higher efficiency than an HVAC appliance that does not receive proper maintenance services. You may think maintenance services are not worth your money, but they have several long-run benefits.

4. Dirty Air Filters

The primary function of an HVAC appliance is to generate enough warm or cool air for your home and to push it through the air filters for even heating or cooling. If the filters remain dirty, the system will have to work extra, leading to more wear and tear damage and, eventually, lesser efficiency.

5. Wrong Components

If you recently contacted a technician to replace a part in your system and its efficiency decreased, it could be possible that the replaced part does not match the requirements of your system.

6. Insulation

The insulation quality of your home also affects the overall efficiency of your system. If the insulation is poor, warm or cool air will escape your home, and the system will face wear and tear damage due to extra work. Insulate your home properly, or contact our technician to do it for you.

7. Thermostat

The thermostat should match the specifications of your air conditioner. If the thermostat is not suitable for your system, there will be signal problems between the two, and your home will stay uncomfortable.


Heath Mechanical Services keeps your needs and requests on top. Allow our professionals to provide the best furnace and AC replacement services and AC installation in Cheltenham, PA, for efficient and long-lasting systems. Contact us at (215) 379-2197 to schedule your appointment.