3 Ways To Get Better Energy Efficiency From A Central Air Conditioner

20 April 2016
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If your central air conditioning system wastes a lot of energy because it is unable to cool down your home in a timely manner, you might want to invest in getting maintenance done. There are a few major parts that can make a noticeable difference in energy efficiency if you make sure that they are working at the fullest extent possible. Take a look at the information in this article to find out which areas of your central air conditioning system should be inspected in case a repair is needed for more energy efficiency.

1. Air Duct Fittings

The air ducts to your central air conditioning system are constructed out of multiple long tubes that are attached with fittings. With time, the fittings can become loose and lead to air leaking out. The fittings can also become old and deteriorate from normal wear and tear. It is a good idea to get the fittings inspected by an HVAC contractor to examine the condition in case a repair is needed. Getting new fittings or the ones present tightened up is not only an inexpensive repair, but can pay for itself by the energy you will save by not having to run your air conditioner long from air seeping out.

2. Thermostat

Just because you have a thermostat that seems to be working does not mean that it is working as it should. It is a good idea to get the thermostat inspected by a professional in case the needle has been malfunctioning without your knowledge. For instance, if you have to leave your air conditioner on longer than you used to, it might be because the needle is showing an incorrect temperature reading. The needle might show a low temperature, while the thermostat is actually set at a higher temperature. A professional can determine the accuracy of the thermostat and let you know if it should be repaired or replaced.

3. Blower Fan

The blower fan is important for energy efficiency because it is how air is produced based on the thermostat setting. A professional can inspect the blower fan to make sure it is able to fully spin without dirt or debris causing it to stall. He or she can also inspect the motor to the fan in case it has become old and worn out. Get in touch with an HVAC contractor to see what can be done to your central air conditioning system to make it more energy efficient.

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