If you live in an area where temperatures get up above 75 degrees, chances are you have an air conditioning system in your home, but is your system meeting these 3 basic expectations, cool, remove humidity & save you energy? If you’ve answered no to any of these, you should have your system evaluated by an HVAC expert. Our team of qualified air conditioning, heating, and ventilation experts can diagnose and correct any issues now and prevent small ones from turning into big problems and costly repairs or replacements later.
How your Central Air Conditioner works:
Central Air Cooling Facts:
The typical central air conditioning system is a split system, with an outdoor air conditioning, or “compressor bearing unit” and an indoor coil
- Using electricity as its power source, the compressor pumps refrigerant through the system to gather heat and moisture from indoors and remove it from the home.
- Heat and moisture are removed from the home when warm air from inside the home is blown over the cooled indoor coil. The heat in the air transfers to the coil, thereby “cooling” the air.
- The heat that has transferred to the coil is then “pumped” to the exterior of the home, while the cooled air is pumped back inside, helping to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
- Central air conditioning can also be provided through a package unit or a heat pump
Benefits of your Central Air system:
- Indoor comfort during warm weather – Central air conditioning helps keep your home cool and reduces humidity levels.
- Cleaner air – As your central air conditioning system draws air out of various rooms in the house through return air ducts, the air is pulled through an air filter, which removes airborne particles such as dust and lint. Sophisticated filters may remove microscopic pollutants, as well. The filtered air is then routed to air supply duct work that carries it back to rooms.
- Less noise – Because the compressor bearing unit is located outside the home, the indoor noise level from its operation is much lower than that of a free-standing air conditioning unit.
Purchasing a new air conditioning system is a small investment. However, if your existing system is old, in need of repair or simply inefficient, purchasing a new unit, one which can be as much as 60% more efficient than a system purchased just 10 years ago, can offer long-term benefits.
Homeowners who replaced their system instead of continued to pay for ongoing repairs, adding Freon, fixing leaks, or patching problems here and there reported savings of over 50% on their energy costs just by making that one simple change.