Replacing Old Equipment: Why it is important?
A central A/C system is designed to last 12-18 years, so in some cases savings and reliability are limited due to equipment age. Your A/C contractor can help you decide when it is time to replace your old equipment with high efficiency equipment before your system breaks down and leaves you in the heat.
Duct Testing: Why Is It Important?
The ducts that are part of central heating and cooling systems offer one of the best opportunities to increase your energy efficiency, increase your comfort, and manage your energy bills. Studies indicate that 28%-35% of the heated or cooled air is lost-along with the money spent to heat or cool that air-through leaky ducts. Properly sized, installed, and sealed ductwork will make your heating and cooling systems significantly more efficient.
Refrigerant Charge and Airflow: Why is it important?
A system refrigerant check-up is a recommended service that should be performed when the equipment is first installed and during annual system check-ups. A refrigerant charge should be conducted if the system check indicates that one is needed. Once the system has been properly charged with refrigerant and has good airflow across the indoor coil, and assuming there is no damage to the duct system, only basic service such as changing filters and cleaning the outdoor unit annually should be needed to maintain the system operation at peak performance levels.
When outside temperatures are below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, testing for proper refrigerant charge may not be possible.
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Tune Up Your Air Conditioner!
As an alternative to replacing your HVAC unit you can also try getting an AC Tune UP.
Your car isn’t the only thing that needs regular tune ups. Air conditioning and heating systems need to be properly tested and serviced to efficiently cool or heat a home. An air conditioner that is improperly charged with refrigerant (the stuff your A/C unit uses to cool the home), will run longer and work harder to do its job.
Up to 45% of new air conditioners and 65% of existing units may need refrigerant charge adjustments. In addition, your air conditioner or heater may need to be evaluated for proper airflow, leakage and temperature levels. These common problems among home systems can result in unnecessary energy consumption and higher energy bills.
During the spring and fall can be an ideal time to Tune Up your air conditioning and heating system in preparation for the summer and winter seasons.