Energy Efficiency

In almost every household the biggest energy consumer is the air conditioning system.

The most common response you will hear from an air conditioner technician is "replace the unit with a new more efficient system". You will realize an energy savings but the new system will be running as inefficient as the previous system. You may say to yourself mine isn't but various studies have shown over 80% of installed equipment is operating inefficiently. Even in your house. Even in your brand new build out. Replacing your air conditioning system is a great options but the energy wasting issues need to be addressed separately. Read more about what the consumer should demand when have an air conditioning system installed here.

How do you make sure it is running as efficient as possible?
There main energy wasting issues are:

  • Equipment Sizing
  • Proper refrigerant charging
  • Air leakage
  • Air distribution
  • Air Flow
    • Filters
    • System setup
  • Other tips addressed:

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Leaving your fan on
  • Raising the Temperature
  • Set back thermostats
  • Solar Screens
  • Insulation
  • various gimmicks such as pre-coolers