Readying Your Air-Conditioning System For A Hot Summer season
Keeping your cool this year might be much easier if you offer your air-conditioning system a tune-up prior to the weather gets any warmer. All it takes is a few simple steps to make sure your air-conditioning system prepares to correctly cool your house.
Here are some pointers from the U.S. Department of Energy and the experts at Coleman ® Heating and Air Conditioning, a brand name of the Unitary Products Group of York– a Johnson Controls Business:
• • Keeping the cool air inside is just as important as keeping the warm air outside. Caulking, weather stripping, and including extra attic insulation will help keep one’s cool air inside throughout the summer.
• • Ensure the air is streaming effectively through the vents. Inspect the ductwork for holes or apart joints, and hire a professional to repair them.
• • Include insulation around air-conditioning ducts, when they lie in unconditioned areas, such as attics, crawl areas and garages; do the exact same for whole home fans where they open to the outside or attic.
• • House owners ought to examine the SEER (seasonal energy performance ratio) score of their air-conditioning unit. The higher the SEER score, the more energy reliable the device is and the lower your energy expenses will be. Upgrading to a greater SEER score can conserve house owners hundreds of dollars a year on their energy costs.
If the air-conditioning device has to be replaced, property owners must know the U.S. Department of Energy legislation that requires all brand-new, main air-conditioning devices produced after January 23, 2006, to have a SEER of at least 13.
Consumers might wish to think about an energy-efficient design, such as the Coleman Tier™ ™ 15+ SEER a/c. New designs are Energy Star ® qualified, use ecologically friendly refrigerant and have high-efficiency scroll compressors that boost reliability and contribute to the exceptionally quiet operation of the units.