Inefficient air conditioning systems make it difficult to achieve the best air quality for your family and also your inefficient air conditioning unit can negatively impact your energy bills causing you to pay more for less.Like most homeowners, you’d probably like to stay cool and comfortable throughout the summer without breaking the bank. Even if your air conditioning system was functioning efficiently a few years ago, that may no longer be the case. Fortunately, you don’t have to put up with it. We have different types of options for you in terms of services that can turn your inefficient air conditioning into a brand new efficient air conditioning.
Inefficient Air Conditioning Give You These Signs
If you have been using your air conditioning for years you will be able to know for sure how good your air conditioning is. The catch is; you may not be very much aware the particular day your air conditioning start giving up on efficient service. However, we have compiled some few signs to look for just to be sure you don’t have an inefficient air conditioning running in your home.
- Sudden change in Energy Bills– If you have purchased an efficient air conditioning system and it get old and giving up on you. one of the first thing you will notice is a slight change in your energy bill. Your energy bills will constantly be on the rise. If you seem to be getting more expensive energy bill during summer when you blast your air conditioning the most. If your energy bills seem to be out of control, the odds are high that your air conditioning system is at least partially to blame. This may sound like a conspiracy theory but you can be sure it is a possibility.
- Unbalanced air conditioning – If some portion of your house tends to be cooler than others when your air conditioning is at work. Then you should be thinking about how efficient your air conditioning is. Are there rooms in your home that don’t seem to get cool at all? Uneven cooling is a clear sign of inefficient air conditioning. It’s true that direct sunlight and second-story areas tend to be warmer than other parts of the home. However an efficient air conditioning unit should still be able to make them comfortable. But if you run an inefficient air conditioning system, it will only get it worse.
- inadequate humidity – If the air in some of your rooms or your entire house seem to be clammy and moist while you’re running your air conditioning. This odds are you are running an inefficient air conditioning. And this can be problematic for many reasons, and it’s also a clear indication that your cooling system isn’t doing its job. Air conditioning systems are supposed to pull moisture from the air; it’s a big part of how they make a home cool.
Energy Efficiency Ratings: Why They Matter
When investing in a new air conditioner, one of the most important thing to take not of is the energy rating. This is because the last air conditioning you want to buy is an inefficient air conditioning system. If your air conditioning system doesn’t have a good energy rating, you will for sure be paying a lot more down the track than the price of that inefficient air conditioning system.
The rating that is used to define the energy efficiency of air conditioning systems is known as a SEER rating, or seasonal energy efficiency ratio rating. It equals the cooling output of an air conditioning system during a typical season divided by the total energy that it uses in watt-hours. The higher the rating, the more efficient the equipment. This basic knowledge can make a life changing difference to your finance when purchasing your air conditioning unit.
The Benefits of Upgrading From Inefficient Air Conditioning to an Efficient Air Conditioning System
It only make sense that when we purchase an air conditioning system we tend to want it to last us century before thinking of replacing, that is if we actually think of replacement. The truth however is, replacing your old inefficient air conditioning will prove to save you more money on the long term. The money invested in a new air conditioning system with all the upgraded components will save your energy bill which will then offset your capital investment on the proposed new air conditioning.
What causes Inefficient Air Conditioning?
When you first purchase your air conditioning unit, you might feel you have the best energy rating available in market at the time. There is nothing wrong with that feeling at all, the unfortunate event is; air conditioning system are capable of loosing their efficiency for all sorts of reasons. Bellow are a few:
- Your Evaporator Coils is Dirty – Without occasional cleaning, an air conditioning system’s evaporator coils will slowly but surely accumulate dust, dirt and other debris. When this happens, your evaporator coil become impaired. In turn, the unit’s ability to cool a home is also compromised. This will then lead to your Evaporator coil over working itself, which then assist your energy bill to shoot up.
- Inefficient Refrigerant Levels – During air conditioning installation, technicians should periodically check and confirm that the refrigerant pressure matches the manufacturer’s specifications. If the refrigerant charge is too low, the unit will be unable to operate at peak efficiency. If refrigerant levels are correct after installation but drop later, there is a leak. It’s crucial to locate and repair the leak as quickly as possible.
- Using the Wrong Motor – During AC repair, technicians should be absolutely certain that the replacement parts they use are designed for use with the unit in question. Experienced, highly trained technicians do this as a matter of course.
- Poor Maintenance – Air conditioning systems are complex. You can’t expect them to keep working properly for years and years without occasional maintenance. In fact, it’s best to have them tuned up at least one time per year. During a service call, Rite Price heating and cooling techs will inspect, clean and perform minor repairs. It is estimated that the average heating and cooling system loses about 5 percent of its efficiency per year when it’s not properly maintained.
How to turn your inefficient air conditioning system to an efficient high performing system.
Due to the ever changing nature of technology. We always recommend that every time an upgrade is produced, homeowners who are willing and able to make the change should do so. This is because changing your air conditioning system entirely is the best way to improve it energy efficiency. A few ways to improve the efficiency of an air conditioning system include:
- Accurate Sizing – Sizing is very crucial when it comes to judging how efficient your air conditioning is going to serve you. Popping noises can give you an indication that your air conditioning are undersized. That wouldn’t be the only negative impact you will get from an inefficient air conditioning. They will fail to deliver fully circulated cooling around your home. The best way and only way to fix this is by getting an entirely new larger system to fit.
- Airflow Improvement – If airflow or refrigerant charge is not up to the manufacturer’s specifications, the efficiency of a unit will suffer. These things should be assessed during air conditioning installation, but they can degrade over time for various reasons. Recharging an air conditioning system can improve its efficiency by up to 20 percent. Correcting airflow can further enhance its efficiency by another 5 to 10 percent.
- Adding up the fixes – A few extraneous things can affect the efficiency of an air conditioning system and make you think you’re in need of air conditioning repair. If the thermostat is near a window that gets a lot of direct sunlight, for instance, the system may not be able to properly gauge the temperature inside the home. Before air conditioning installation, load calculations should be performed to ensure the system is the right size. If the system’s capacity is too high, it will cycle on and off too frequently, which reduces efficiency and make the home moist and clammy. Finally, this equipment is the most efficient when its evaporator coils and condenser coils are compatible. This is why it pays to buy a matched system all at one time.
Rite Price Heating and Cooling is the most trusted brand in South Australia. We are the air conditioning company you want to entrust your home cooling and heating to. Give us a call today on 1300cooling or 1300heating and one of our friendly technician will give you a free no obligation quote.