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. Basically, this is a common scene on those who have such unit that has been in used for quite a long time. 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.
The idea behind how these cooling systems work is not entirely complex. Trying to perform adjustments on your own may not be that easy. Even with experienced and seasoned HVAC technicians, they often can’t easily diagnose the cooling problems without using specialized tools.
Anyway, when performing AC service, there are standards to be followed. First of all, the technician will be cleaning the coils and then, do a check on the pressure of refrigerant. 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.
When it comes to central air conditioner, the AC and the heater uses the same ductwork. What this mean is that, there has to be a damper in order to separate the cooling and the heating system. Having said that, make it a point that the damper is intact because this plays a significant role in minimizing your AC bills. If you do have missing dampers however, then you are wasting significant amount of energy as cool or hot air is being dumped to wrong places. As a matter of fact, this is one of the basic repairs that technicians may do on air conditioner.
Not only that, it is imperative to perform regular maintenance on the air conditioner. After all, this would not take much of your time. Then again, everything will vary depending on the part of your unit that needs to be checked and maintained and also, the frequency of maintenance. If ever there’s a problem with the cooling maintenance, then you might have to perform a replacement to the actual 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.