Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance is not an expense; it’s a return on investment.
Here’s a list of maintenance suggestions that need to be performed to avoid having an Air Conditioning repair in Fairfield County CT.
Your thermostat should be a digital programmable thermostat. Digital thermostats can save you as much as 10% on your energy bill compared to a mercury thermostat. When combined with a programmable feature which is designed for your specific lifestyle, your savings can be as much as 25%. This also creates a comfortable environment of even temperatures when you are occupying the home and energy savings when you’re not home. “Just set it and forget it.”
Accurate commissioning (unit start up) of your system guarantees energy savings and comfort for the upcoming cooling/heating season. This will also extend the life of your system and reduce demand service when you need your comfort system the most. Its smarter to be proactive as opposed to being reactive.
Correct refrigerant charge is the key for a properly commissioned system. A super heat or sub cooling calculation should be done before every season to ensure energy savings and optimized comfort in the home. An improperly charged system will cause early failure and increased energy bills. Keep your energy dollars in your pocket by having an efficient comfort system.
Keeping your outdoor unit (condenser) free of debris and corrosion is the answer to achieving the highest efficiency possible. Your condenser needs to be able to dissipate your homes heat and a dirty condenser will reduce your systems ability to remove and reject heat from your home. So reduce your run time, extend your systems life and save money with proper condenser flushing.
Replacing the furnace filter at least once a month both improves furnace efficiency and can help relieve allergy symptoms. When filters are clogged with dirt and particles, and air can’t flow through easily, the furnace has to work harder. When clogged, the filter loses its ability to remove more particles from the air. Plus, a furnace that does not work efficiently will cost you more on home heating. Dirt and house dust that escapes through your air conditioning filter will cling to the cold damp coil. This will restrict the air flow through the coil cheating your system of performance and capacity. Maintaining the evaporator coil will ensure that proper air flow is delivered to all areas of your home, increase comfort levels, provide better de-humidification, and a cleaner healthier indoor environment.
Lubrication to all moving parts such as the condenser motor can increase the life of one of the most common and expensive repairs in air conditioning. A motor that is laboring to run, will increase your electrical bill dramatically. So as you can imagine, proper maintenance will keep energy dollars in your pocket, increase your systems life, and reduce unwanted repair bills not to mention give you peace of mind during the dog days of summer.
Utilizing these tips along with having routine Air conditioning maintenance performed by Tri-City Heating and Cooling will go along way to prevent an air conditioning repair in Fairfield County CT.