How It Works
When the summer heat takes over
your home, your central air conditioner should be working in tip-top shape. It
uses an indoor and outdoor coil - along with a set of fans - to cool your home
and remove heat. Copper tubes carry heat away from your home and the indoor
coil collects moisture to drain outside.
What Can Go Wrong?
Without proper maintenance, you may find
the temperature rising well above the thermostat setting. Your air
conditioner may work longer and harder, wasting energy for the same
Most often, you can avoid these
problems by replacing the air filter - once every two months during the
cooling season is ideal for an effective and energy-efficient unit. Your
brand new air filter allows frigid, moisture controlled air to recycle
between your home and air conditioner.
your home isn't cooling within five minutes of turning on your air
conditioner - and the air filters are clean - get a professional diagnosis. There
may be a problem with the refrigerant charge, compressor, condenser or
Air conditioners typically use between 18,000 and 60,000 British
Thermal Units per hour (BTUh). a smaller 5000 BTU air conditioner uses less
energy but is only suitable for single room cooling. Larger units can emit
huge amounts of CO2 over the cooling season,
so it's important to keep your air conditioner at its most efficient. Check
out our energy conservation tips to save money and protect the systems that
run your home with simple solutions from MyHomeWorks™.