Air conditioning systems are essential for maintaining comfort in your home. Choosing the right new AC system efficiently keeps your energy bills low and lessens your environmental impact.
Understand SEER Ratings And Energy Efficiency
In order to determine how efficient an air conditioner is, the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) is used. A higher SEER rating means it is a more efficient system that consumes less energy to cool your home.
Replacing your HVAC's air ducts can significantly impact your home's overall comfort, health, and energy efficiency. Over time, your air ducts may develop damage or other problems that might compromise the performance of your heating and cooling system. As a result, there can be advantages to replacing your home's air ducting.
Benefit: Enhanced Energy Efficiency
A notable advantage of upgrading your home's air ducting is its potential to lower energy bills.
Refrigerant leaks are more than a minor frustration. Unlike fluid leaks in your car, you can't simply top your air conditioner up with more refrigerant and use it for another summer. Air conditioning systems rely on precise refrigerant pressures, so recharging or evacuating a system always requires the attention of a professional.
More importantly, a leaky system can result in inefficient operation, environmental damage, and total compressor failure. Unfortunately, older evaporator coils are a common source of refrigerant leaks, and you may be experiencing this problem in your system if you have an older air conditioning unit.
Electric underfloor heating systems consist of mats placed underneath your floor that have a network of electrical wires running through them. When an electrical current flows through the wires, they create heat. Since this type of heating system doesn't have any moving parts, it's very reliable. However, a fault in the electrical wiring underneath your floor can cause the wires to only heat up partially or not heat up at all.
Temperature, humidity, and particles in the air determine your indoor air quality (IAQ). Poor IAQ affects your comfort and health. Below are the causes and signs of poor IAQ.
HVAC-Related Causes of Poor IAQ
Several HVAC issues can lower IAQ. Below are examples of such issues.
Inadequate Humidity Control
The AC removes humidity from the air as part of its cooling function. For example, an oversized AC won't run long enough to remove moisture from the air.