Have Your HVAC Serviced and Stay Comfortable All Summer Long
Your home’s central air conditioner or heat pump system is a complex piece of machinery with a lot of moving parts. And, despite being built to withstand years and years of use, there is a lot that can go wrong with such a system should it be neglected or not cared for properly.
But, like an automobile, a small problem inside an AC system that’s not addressed and fixed can quickly evolve into a money-hungry catastrophe. Should this happen, the heat won’t be the only thing that’s causing you to break out in sweats.
Every Year an AC System Goes Without Service, It Loses Efficiency
Every air conditioning system has a SEER rating. The higher the SEER number, the more efficient the system. But, just because a system is rated high doesn’t mean that it will remain that efficient year in and year out. In fact, for every year your new HVAC system goes without service, it loses approximately 5% of its efficiency.
Think about it – you paid more money initially for a system with a high SEER rating, but because you haven’t had it serviced in a few years, you’re now paying more money in your energy bills because your system is no longer operating at its original efficiency.
Luckily, this is a problem that can be solved. Simply having your HVAC system serviced will restore it up to 95% of its original efficiency rating. And best of all, the money you spend on your annual service call will be easily paid for with the savings you enjoy on your energy bills.
What Should Be Involved in Your Service Check?
Most standard service checks include at least the following:
- Cleaning of the condensing unit coils
- Testing the amp draw of the compressor
- Oiling the fan motors
- Inspection and adjustment of the belts
- Checking coolant level
- Checking the system’s operating pressures and temperatures against the manufacturer’s specifications
What if Your System is Low on Coolant?
There are several strict laws governing the use and disposal of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), which is the coolant used in today’s AC systems. For instance, if your system has a coolant leak, then it is against the law for the service provider to simply refill the system. The leak must first be fixed before the coolant can be refilled. Should a service provider add coolant to a leaky system and they get caught doing it, they could face penalties and even lose their license as a result.
What Can Homeowners Do To Help Improve The Efficiency of their AC Systems?
One of the most important things a homeowner can do to improve the efficiency (and comfort level in the home) of their AC system is to replace the air filter in their system often. Choose a high quality filter and replace it approximately every three months, or more frequently if you have pets.
Keep your outdoor compressor clean and don’t plant or place anything near it. You should also keep all of your registers open in the home. Closing registers will cause your system to become unbalanced and this will work against its efficiency. An HVAC system is designed for optimum efficiency according to all of the home’s registers being open.
Need Summer HVAC Serviced in Wilmington NC? Call All in One Today
All in One Services has been a leading provider of HVAC service Wilmington NC and the surrounding area since 1989. We offer free replacement estimates, duct sanitizing, total parts and labor plans, and more. We even offer financing on new installations and we provide 24/7 service on all makes and models of heating and air conditioning equipment. If you want to help ensure your AC system keeps you cool and comfortable all summer long, just call us today at 910-343-1399. We’re fully licensed and insured and we’ll service your HVAC or heat pump system quickly and efficiently.