What Is A Central Air Conditioner?

In central air conditioner, the hot air from the room is sucked in through the ducts. This air passes through filter that purifies it off aerial contaminants. It then reaches the central unit which has the cool refrigerant inside the evaporator coil. The refrigerant absorbs the heat from the air making it cool. The cool air is them resent to theducts which haveblowers. The blowers uniformly distributeit in the rooms. The refrigerant is again pumped int compressor for another cycle. The heat absorbed by the refrigerant is vented outside the house through exhausts.

How to boost the efficiency of central air conditioner?

If you have a central AC system installed in your house, you should know that almost half of theenergy used in your house will go into heating and cooling. Inefficient heating cooling systems will lead to huge energy loss that willskyrocket your power bills. Here are afew tips to make your AC energy efficient-

You should change your filter on regular intervals:

Filters are an essential component of aAC system. They are like sieves, which clean the air that you breath of all allergens, dust mites, pollens, and even mold spores. Check themevery month. If you see that the mesh is laden with dirt,change it. In heavy-use months of summer and winter, they will require changing after every 30 days. In other times you will need to changethem in every three month.

Tune up your HVAC equipment once or twice a year

It is essential to have a maintenance contract for your AC system. The professional service provider will come totune-up your systemat leasttwice a year. They will check it for faults. If they find any small problem, theywillresolve itbefore itbefore ittakes a big form. This willpreventheavy expenses on repairs. The cost of preventive maintenance is almost 50%less compared to reactive one. There are rebate schemes on replacementparts which will be quite hefty if you have to purchase themfor full retail price. Moreover you will be eligiblefor priority emergency service which cannot happen in reactiverepairs.

Install a programmable thermostat

Always buy a system with programmable thermostat. This can adjust the temperature by sensing the climate outside. This speciallyworks for people who are outside the house for specific hoursthroughout the week. This saves of energy bills.

Seal your heating and cooling ducts

A lot of energy is lost as the conditioned air travel from the central AC unit along the ducts to thevents from where the air is goes out into your living space. This speciallyhappens if the ducts are leaky and are not sealed properly.Ensure your ducts are sealed and insulated. This willsave 20% of energy. If you have ducts running through the attic, crawlspace, unheated basement, or garage, use sealants, mastics to seal the seams and the connections. After sealing the ducts in those spaces, also put a layer of insulation. This will prevent them from becoming too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.

Consider installing ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling equipment

If your HVAC system is almost 10 years old, but is running quiteefficiently then you are lucky. But to be on the safe side, you can get it checked by a reputed contactor to see if it needs to be upgraded. Also ask him if it can be replaced with a more contemporary one to boostenergy efficiency.Buying will, of course, be a big investment, but it will save you in energy bills on the long run. Also buy a system of the right size which iscrucial for optimumperformance. It is a good contractor who can help you in this by checking dimensions aswellas design of your house.

Hire a good contractor

Besides buying a good VC system, proper installation is also essential.Improperly installed system can reduce energy efficiency by 30%. Always contact agood contactor, who knows how to install the system in your house given the dimensions and design.

Install storm windows

In commercial spaces as wellas houses, installing storm windows can help save energy cost by 15%. You will notice an immediate effect by taking a looking at the next energy bill after installation. These windows reduce penetration of outside air. As result there is less pressure on your AC unit to maintain desired temperature. Due to these windows your rooms will stay warmer in summer and cooler in winter.

This is on account of the added air space between primary and storm windows. It does not take any carpentry to install these windows. You can do them just in one afternoon. This also depends on the number of windows. Besides reducing pressure on the HVAC units, these also protect your primary windows from damage due to prolonged exposure to dust, light, wind and other harmful elements

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