Increase Energy Efficiency with a Fully Functional AC
For all those who have an air conditioner, it is inevitable to see that your electricity bill would increase significantly. This is actually a common scenario among homeowners whose ACs are old for it works less efficiently. ACs that receive no maintenance are not able to hit its optimal performance and at the same time, the suspect why there is a rise in your electricity bill.
But don’t fret, there are few things that can be done in ensuring that your air conditioner will still be at high efficiency.
Fortunately, the idea behind using cooling systems is not so complicated. On the other hand, you need to know that performing the adjustments as DIY is not that simple. Even with seasoned HVAC technicians, they are sometimes having a hard time in diagnosing cooling problems without utilizing specialized tools.
The steps that should be followed on any AC service is quite standard. The first thing that will be done is, cleaning the coils and performing check on the refrigerant’s pressure. The standard check will consist of checking all moving parts and apply lubrication. A common case is, the refrigerant should not lose its pressure and it must not be filled up.
Now if you are using central air conditioner, then the ductwork for heater and AC would be the same. And this is the exact reason why there should be a damper to separate the cooling and heating. With regards to this, see to it that the damper is properly intact as it plays a big part in lowering your AC bills. Say for example that you have missing dampers, then you’re only wasting energy as cool or hot air is being dumped to wrong places. This is one of the basic and simplest fixes that a technician can do to your air conditioner.
At the same time, it is critical that you perform regular service and maintenance on the air conditioner. After all, this would not take much of your time. Once again, it is going to vary as per the AC’s part that needs to be checked and maintained as well as the frequency of maintenance in between. In case that there is a problem with the cooling maintenance, then there is a chance that you may need to do a replacement of the entire unit.
More often than not, this doesn’t happen but if your unit is aged for over a decade or perhaps, has a poor SEER rating, then it will be highly recommended that you consider to buy a new one as this decision would help you save money in the process.