Summer is finding its way to New Jersey, bringing heat,humidity, and allergens along with it. Which begs the question, does your airconditioner pass the summer test? Read on to find out.
1. Is your new system have at least a 13 SEER rating?
Air conditioning units are scored using a Seasonal EnergyEfficiency Ratio. The state of New Jersey requires that all systems be at least13 for air conditioning and 14 for heat pumps. If your current system is rankedlower, you could be wasting energy.
2. Is your unit proportionate to your home?
Air conditioners run most efficiently when they’re sized inproportion to your home. If a system is too large, it will use more energy thannecessary to produce the same result. Contact Heating Specialties tofind out if the system you have is the right size for your home.
3. Do you have the right sized filters, and are you changingthem regularly?
If your filters don’t fit, you can’t just omit them. Amissing air filter (or a dirty one) lets pollutants and allergens into yourhome.
4. Is your unit moisture-free?
Leakage in or around your air conditioning unit can beindicative of a blocked drain tube or a refrigerant leak. Your system iscompromised either way, so it’s best to get it checked out by an expert beforesummer is in full swing.
5. Is your unit odor-free?
Your air conditioning unit shouldn’t smell! A smelly unitcould mean a variety of things—spanning from bacteria from a lack ofmaintenance, a broken part, or mold buildup in your ductwork.
If your air conditioner is scoring below average, don’t worry. There’s time to get your grades up. Get in touch with us today by calling 1-866-Y-BE-COLD (866) 923-2653 . Fixed Right, Guaranteed!