Without a professional review of your HVAC/R equipment and it's performance, you will have a continuous increase in your energy and repair costs. It get's very costly, see some of the examples below.
DIRTY AIR FILTERS :
Cause: Improper change frequency, Improper media application, or too much outside air.
Effect: Compressor failure, Restricted evaporator coil, Plugged motor passages, Dirty blower wheels, Bearing failure, or loss of air flow.
FAULTY DRIVE BELTS:
Cause: Improper belt alignment, Wrong size and type, Sheave alignment & wear, or bearing wear.
Effect: Compressor failure, Pulley replacement, Loss of air flow, Noise, Bearing failure, or Evaporator motor failure.
Cause: Overheating of Winding.
Effect: Motor component failure, Noise, Increased electrical, or Consumption.
Cause: "Single Phased" components or High point resistance.
Effect: Compressor failure, Premature component, or Failure.
Cause: Improper installation, After servicing, or Wing damage.
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Effect: Conditioned air lost, Water filtration & damage, Increase energy use, Equipment damage, or Rust and corrosion.
Here are some quick tips from the U.S. Department of Energy for that transition from Winter to Spring that we all love. Now is the time where we start using the AC versus the Heat. These are inexpensive actions that can help you save energy and money during the warm spring and summer months.
- Use Your Windows to Gain Cool Air and Keep Out Heat
- Operate Your Thermostat Efficiently
- Use Fans and Ventilation Strategies to Cool Your Home
Keep Your Cooling System Running Efficiently
Don't Heat Your Home with Appliances and Lighting
- Seal cracks and openings to prevent warm air from leaking into your home.
For more detailed descriptions on these tips, read more here.
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- Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll not only save energy, you'll avoid scalding your hands.