Summer is finding its way to New Jersey, bringing heat, humidity, and allergens along with it. Which begs the question, does your air conditioner 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 Energy Efficiency Ratio. The state of New Jersey requires that all systems be at least 13 for air conditioning and 14 for heat pumps. If your current system is ranked lower, you could be wasting energy.
2. Is your unit proportionate to your home?
Air conditioners run most efficiently when they’re sized in proportion to your home. If a system is too large, it will use more energy than necessary to produce the same result. Contact Heating Specialties to find out if the system you have is the right size for your home.
3. Do you have the right sized filters, and are you changing them regularly?
If your filters don’t fit, you can’t just omit them. A missing air filter (or a dirty one) lets pollutants and allergens into your home.
4. Is your unit moisture-free?
Leakage in or around your air conditioning unit can be indicative of a blocked drain tube or a refrigerant leak. Your system is compromised either way, so it’s best to get it checked out by an expert before summer is in full swing.
5. Is your unit odor-free?
Your air conditioning unit shouldn’t smell! A smelly unit could mean a variety of things—spanning from bacteria from a lack of maintenance, 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!