Ben Franklin said it first: “a penny saved is a penny earned.” The same is true with your air conditioner. ISN’T EFFICIENCY ALL ABOUT SEER RATING? Much talk is made about SEER efficiency and truly today’s high–efficiency equipment is based on some amazing technology. A calculated investment in high-efficiency equipment will easily pay for itself over the life of the equipment. But in some cases, you can improve the efficiency of cooling your home by improving the energy efficiency of your home. The primary function of your air conditioner is to remove heat and humidity that have come from outdoors. You can help their air conditioner do its job is by reducing the amount of heat and
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The Cooling Calculus – Manual J In addition to the Law of Gravity (remember the falling apple?), Sir Isaac Newton also gave us the Law of Cooling. It goes something like this: The temperature of a body changes at a rate proportional to the difference in temperature between its own temperature and the temperature of its surroundings. To put it simply, if you want it cool inside on a day when it’s hot outside, you need an air conditioner big enough to keep up with the need. But there is nothing simple about it – there are numerous calculations and established standards to be certain your comfort system will both cool and dehumidify as needed. A
This may sound like the title of one of Aesop’s Fables, or a tale reminiscent of the proverbial ant and the rubber-tree plant. But, it is true: ants can cause service problems and seriously shorten the life expectancy of your air conditioner equipment. Let’s look first at the damage they do, and then talk about some simple preventative steps. One of the things we admire about ants is their constant work as they carry things about to build their nests and feed their families. In South Florida, huge nests pop up in even the most well-groomed lawns and planted areas. Condensing units on the ground should be mounted on a concrete ‘housekeeping pad’ designed to
The Decision to Repair or Replace AC At some point, most homeowners will be faced with a decision whether to repair or replace their air conditioning equipment. In many ways, this is a personal business decision – payment options are available to make a new air conditioner more affordable then a big electric bill. But we will talk about that in another blog. A first consideration is the cost of any immediate repairs versus the cost of replacement. On one side of the equation, there is the question of whether it is wise to “throw good money after bad.” On the other side of the coin, you must consider the best investment in your comfort.