Leaving your central HVAC systems working as normal while you are out of the house is not only environmentally irresponsible, it can greatly increase your energy bills while away and create a financial burden that can be difficult to bear. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to reduce the overall amount of energy that your central HVAC system uses while you are on vacation or otherwise out of your house.
How well is yourair conditioning unit working? Is it cooling in a decent amount of time? Do you need to wait for over an hour to feel comfort at the level you want? If your system isn't working efficiently, you may have to deal with higher power bills to go along with your extended discomfort. Your air conditioning unit's filter is important for filtering out pollutants, but the wrong filter can be a useless drag on the system.
Your air conditioner is an appliance you probably take for granted, until that moment when suddenly your wonderful air conditioner that supplies cool air on demand is not working. Taking good care of your air conditioner will help lengthen the life of your appliance. Doing things like cleaning the unit, trimming back landscape that is growing too closely to the unit, changing the air filter, and having a professional service technician perform preventative maintenance on your unit before the summer season are all things you can do to keep your air conditioner running each and every warm weather season.
It is at the evaporator coil that the refrigerant absorbs heat from the passing air. This heat absorption process is what makes cooling possible.
Given the central role that the evaporator coil plays in the cooling process, any problem that it develops is bound to affect the performance of your air conditioner. Here is what you should know about the relationship between evaporator coil defects and the overall performance of your system.
Even though it is cold outside right now, the hot, summer months will be here before you know it. Because of this, you need to know if you have air escaping from your home. If so, this will raise your energy bills and you will not feel comfortable. Some common places you will find leaks are an attic opening, plumbing vents, wiring holes, such as phone lines and electrical outlets, recessed lights, and furnace ducts.