About 40 to 50 percent of the total energy consumed in a home or office is used by the air conditioning system. So, the surefire way to reduce your energy bills is to cut down on the power consumed by the air conditioning unit. There are different techniques that you can use to save money with air conditioning, especially during the peak usage season this summer.
Air conditioning systems are complicated equipment with several mechanical and electrical components. They perform the complex task of bringing down the temperature of a room and filtering the air in order to keep up its purity. In order to ensure that your air conditioning unit works to the best of its efficiency, it is important to take care of it in the right manner. Mistakes in maintaining and operating your air conditioning system not only damage it, but also reduce its efficiency and durability.
Cooling efficiency is measured in SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and heat pump heating in HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). Ratings works like gas mileage on your car. The higher the SEER or HSPF number, the higher the efficiency and the greater the energy savings. For instance, if your old unit is 10 to 15 years old, the efficiency rating could be a wasteful 6 SEER. The systems purchased today typically range from 13.00 SEER to 20.00 SEER. The old SEER rating was raised from 13 to 14.
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As we get closer to summer and it gets hotter and hotter outside, the last thing you need is surprise air conditioning problems. The good news is many are preventable! Here are a few of the most common preventable service calls.