Air conditioners are absolute necessities in warm climates. As a result, it is important to have an understanding of the things that can be done to ensure that the air conditioner is properly maintained and also functions properly.
Air conditioning involves the control of indoor humidity and the maintenance of heat comfort. It is all about making the indoor comfortable while it’s warm outside the home. Air conditioners usually push warm air over cold pipes through the help of the evaporator coil. The coil is filled with refrigerant, which is responsible for cooling the pipes. As the warm air passes over the pipes, condensation occurs and cool air is being pushed through the duct system.
The air conditioner filters help to remove the particles in the air, as well as debris, as the blower motor distributes air through the ducts. It is important to inspect the filter regularly. Filters with lots of debris will become clogged, thereby reducing the flow of air. Replace your air filters every three months.
Increasing the energy efficiency of your air conditioner is an effective means of reducing your energy bills. This can be achieved through simple tasks such as sealing ducts that are leaking, replacing dirty filters, maintaining the evaporator coil, as well as maintaining the speed of the blower. The outdoor condensing compartment should not be obstructed and must have good access to the flow of air. To choose an AC unit with the optimum energy efficiency, consider the SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating). The higher the SEER rating, the higher the savings enjoyed.
You also need to reduce the hydro consumption by shutting off unwanted electrical devices and other appliances in the home. Doing this will reduce internal loads. Make use of exhaust fans to remove heat from kitchens and other rooms. You can also make use of large ceiling fans for cooling.
Proper ventilation is very important in the home. Poor ventilation makes the persons in the home who are around the air in the indoor environment at risk for health problems. According to experts, air within the home should be replaced every 3 to 4 hours.
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