1. What size central air conditioner should I have?
Too big? It will not be energy efficient. Most will turn on quickly, cool your house, then turn off. Then repeat the same cycle.
Too small? Your A/C will constantly run trying to cool your home. This will increase the wear and tear on the unit.
Just right? a properly sized central A/C will run through the required amount of cycles to keep your house comfortable, but will not run inefficiently. Let Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ help you make the proper assessment.
2. Should I close the registers and doors to areas of the home that I do not use on a regular basis?
The short answer – closed vents increase pressure.
When you start closing vents in unused rooms, you make the duct system more restrictive. The pressure increases, and that means an ECM blower will ramp up to keep airflow up whereas a PSC blower will move less air. Most homes don’t have sealed ducts either, so the higher pressure in the duct system will mean more duct leakage.”
3. What is the SEER Rating?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is the ratio of the amount of cooling produced (BTU) divided by the amount of electricity (watts) used.
The ratings measure an A/C unit’s energy efficiency. The higher the rating, the most efficient.
The ever-present federal EnergyGuide label can help you determine a unit’s SEER rating at a glance. The label helps identify high-efficiency A/C units.
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If you have an older central air conditioner, you might choose to replace the outdoor compressor with a modern, high-efficiency unit.
Ventilation is part of an air conditioning system’s foundation. Improving air movement through your house will help keep your air conditioner in top shape.
Air filters remove pollen, dust and other particles that would otherwise circulate indoors. Most filters are typically rectangular in shape and about 20 inches by 16 inches, and about 1 inch thick. They slide into the main ductwork near the inside fan unit. The filter should be periodically washed or replaced, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions.