Maintain Your AC Unit's Energy Efficiency
Posted on: 17 October 2015Share
AC efficiency is far from being an immovable feature of your unit. Instead, many factors combine to
Your AC unit has two sets of coils. The evaporator coils on the inside of your house are protected from the elements, so they stay cleaner than the condenser coils located on the outside of your home. Located at ground level, condenser coils can get clogged with dirt, grass clippings, dandelion fluff, dead leaves, insect carcasses, and other debris. Dirty coils can decrease your home's energy efficiency by up to 30%. Thus, whenever you notice that your coils are getting dirty, you should schedule to have a technician come clean them.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Much of the heat that your AC unit has to contend with comes into your house through your windows. The problem is that the UV rays that can easily pass through your windows will also easily heat up the interior surfaces of your home. By installing low-e film on your windows, you can filter out the sun's UV rays and reduce the load on your home's AC unit. In this way, you can reduce your cooling costs by up to 23%.
Repair Leaky Ducts
Improving your AC system is within your reach. Installing window film is not expensive, and you should be able to easily fit an occasional coil cleaning