CUT YOUR COOLING COST.
DON'T LET YOUR A/C RUN INEFFICIENTLY.
THERE ARE SEVERAL PROGRAMS TO FINANCE YOUR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM.
• Improves indoor air quality
• Eliminates unpleasant odors
• Extends life of air system
• Kills mold, bacteria, viruses, and allergens
SHOULD I REPAIR OR REPLACE MY UNIT?
When deciding to either replace or repair your air conditioning system you should consider:
How old is your system? If your system is older than ten years, it may be wiser to invest in new, higher-efficiency equipment, which could cut your energy costs by up to 40%.
What is the efficiency of your air conditioning system?
If the energy savings of a higher-efficiency system can cover a high percent of the cost of investing in new equipment, you should seriously consider replacement of the old system.
What is the overall condition of your system?
If your system is in good condition, it may worth to simply repair it. But if your system breaks down often, you should consider replacing it.
Benefits of Clean A/C Coils
One of the most cost-effective things you can do for your house's energy efficiency is to have your HVAC system’s condenser and evaporator coils inspected yearly and cleaned as necessary.
Dirty coils force compressors to run longer and work harder than required, increasing energy usage and utility costs while decreasing component life and occupant comfort. Dirty condenser and evaporator coils can significantly increase HVAC energy usage and associated utility costs. The U.S. DOE says that “a dirty condenser coil can increase compressor energy consumption by 30 percent.” A dirty evaporator coil decreases airflow, resulting in reduced heat transfer and a degradation of the dehumidification process. These can cause overall air quality to decline and systems to fail, and decrease the life expectancy of motors due to increased heat while running.
Leaking ducts reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it leaks. If it leaks, simply adding refrigerant is not a solution.
A technician should fix any leak, test the repair, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. The performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer's specification, and is neither undercharged nor overcharged.
If you allow filters and air conditioning coils to become dirty, the air conditioner will not work properly, and the compressor or fans are likely to fail prematurely