Air conditioning is one of the many modern conveniences that you simply can’t live without. You need it to stay cool and comfortable within your home when the weather outside becomes warm or even unbearably hot.
The problem is that your air conditioning system may be inefficient when it comes to energy usage. Your bills may be far higher than they should be, which in turn means that necessity costs significantly more than it should.
The good news is that you don’t have to replace your air conditioning system to make it more efficient. Let’s explore how a tune up can make your home’s air conditioning energy efficient.
Removing the Dust
Dust is a problem that gradually accumulates in even the best air conditioning systems. Filters are designed to remove as much dust as possible from your home, but they don’t remove all the debris in your home’s air.
Over time, dust becomes trapped in your air conditioning’s ducts. This dust can retain heat, block air flow and cause a myriad of problems that can make your air conditioning system work significantly harder, which in turn makes it less efficient on energy usage.
Cleaning your air ducts will increase your air conditioner’s energy efficiency.
Cleaning the Coils
There are at least two important heat transfer coils in most modern HVAC systems: the condenser coil and the evaporator coil. These are responsible for transferring heat outside of your home, which in turn means that they must come in contact with a significant amount of air.
Despite the best efforts of filters, these coils become dirty over time. This leads to an uneven distribution of heat or poor heat removal, which in turn means that your air conditioner must work harder to keep your cool.
Cleaning these coils requires a special chemical bath that can only be conducted by a heating and air specialist.
Your air conditioner uses refrigerant to transfer heat from the inside of your home to the outside. When this refrigerant runs low, your air conditioner must work harder to circulate more air and to reach the desired temperature.
A tune up can ensure your air conditioner has the proper levels of refrigerant to work optimally.
The last major step is going through any air conditioning repair that may be required. This should be done by a professional unless you have experience and knowledge of being able to do it yourself.
This can involve replacing major components or simply repairing minor ones like blower fans. Simple fixes by a savvy professional, such as the professional from Team Electric Plumbing and Air Inc., can save you hundreds on your annual energy bills.
Ensuring Your Air Conditioner Works Efficiently
An efficient air conditioner can only be obtained when your system is regularly maintained by a team of trained professionals. Clean coils and ducts, the proper refrigerant levels and working components are the key ingredients for an energy-efficient air conditioning system.