Air Conditioner Tips and Basics

When you install central air conditioning size matters. Underestimate your cooling needs, and you could be sweating.
Buy more power than you need and your living space may become cold and clammy. Any contractor you hire should calculate the size of the cooling equipment you need by using such recognized methods as the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual J.

There are so many variables to consider, including a home's size and design, and how the air-conditioning unit is installed. In fact, a significant variable affecting performance is the quality and construction of the duct distribution system. Poorly designed or installed ductwork can cause improper cooling, noise and even equipment failure.


The central air conditioner also needs a blower motor – which is usually part of the furnace – to blow the cool air through the duct system. The only way to ensure that your new air conditioner performs at its rated efficiency is to replace your heating system at the same time.
It's especially recommended if your furnace is over 15 years old. If you purchase a new energy - efficient air conditioner but connect it to an older furnace and blower motor, your system will not perform to its rated efficiency.

Another way to beat the heat—and your energy bills —is with one of our heat pumps. They're central air conditioners with the added benefit of being able to heat your whole home for much of the heating season.
And we make the most efficient one you can buy!

As far as air conditioning efficiency basics, for best air conditioning efficiency , it's important that all three sides of your air conditioning condenser unit are debris. It is also important that your air conditioning condenser unit is stable. It should be level and set on a concrete base for proper drainage from rainwater.

For cleaning your air conditioning unit you need to open up your access panel on the air conditioning unit. You can take a vacuum along the inside corners and get rid of any more debris.
Change your air filter twice during the cooling season. Be sure to get the right sized filter for your air conditioning unit.

Finally, for longevity of your air conditioning unit, take time to cover it up for the winter to keep out ice and debris from your condenser coils . Those are some easy tips for central conditioning unit maintenance that you can do it yourself.

But,It's a good idea to hire a service HVAC company to inspect and do maintenance on your system every fall and spring.

Regular heating and air conditioning system maintenance prevents potential problems that could cause significant damage or require costly repairs down the road. This is why we are here to help you.