Two-thirds of all homes in the United States have air conditioners. Air conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity produced in the United States, at a cost of over $11 billion to homeowners. As a result, roughly 100 million tons of carbon dioxide are released into the air each year—an average of about two tons for each home with an air conditioner.
Chances are you're spending more on air conditioning than you need to because your cooling system is out of tune. Air conditioning is a major energy consumer—accounting for as much as half of summer energy bills. Simply ensuring that your cooling system is running efficiently could save you hundreds of dollars a year.
What is a high efficiency air conditioner tune-up?
A high efficiency air conditioner tune-up is an analysis and correction of your cooling and duct system.
The analysis determines two things:
- Whether or not the cooling system has the correct amount of refrigerant “charge” needed to cool your home or business on warm days.
- Whether airflow through the duct system is effective and adequate.
(The duct system delivers cool air into different rooms and workspaces through supply ducts and returns circulating air to the cooling coil.)
The correction attends to deficiencies short of sealing, repairing, or renovating ductwork.
How important is a high efficiency air conditioner tune-up?
The importance of adjusting your cooling system's refrigerant charge and airflow is similar to the importance of tuning up your car. A properly tuned system gives better performance and is more efficient to operate. A high efficiency air conditioner tune-up can improve energy efficiency, comfort, and economy, as well as extend the lifespan of the system.
What are the benefits of proper refrigerant charge and airflow?
The potential benefits of correcting refrigerant charge include lower operating cost, improved comfort, faster cool down, and greater longevity of equipment. Correcting airflow can reduce cost, improve comfort, and increase the useful life of your entire cooling system.
What if your system is working properly?
Congratulations! Your system does not require refrigerant charge and/or airflow correction and is ready to perform efficiently.