Tips on Efficient Air Conditioning

Air conditioning makes life bearable on hot summer days. Air conditioning is more prevalent in the hotter climates but it is also used to reduce humidity and improve air quality in cooler climates. It achieves a number of useful functions: cooling, air filtering, ventilation and dehumidifying among others. Some intelligent air conditioners have advanced technologies that trap pathogens, bacteria and virus and destroy them. People with allergies and other respiratory diseases remain healthier in dust-free air conditioned environment. Equipment like computers, laptops and other sophisticated electronic items work best in a climate and humidity controlled environment. Cooling of equipment increases the life and functioning of apparatus.

Air conditioning is similar to refrigeration. The major parts of a cooling unit are

  • Evaporator – collects the liquid refrigerant

  • Condenser – Enables the heat transfer process to occur

  • Expansion Valve- Regulates the quantity of liquid refrigerant that enters the evaporator

  • Compressor – Pressurizes the refrigerant through use of an electric pump

For efficient air conditioning the various parts of the unit must function optimally. When installing a new air conditioning unit care must be taken to mount only the most energy efficient models having high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings. Energy efficient models can reduce your monthly energy bills by up to 30% and more. States offer tax credits to the amount of $500 for installing energy efficient models and brands. As heating and air conditioning account for a major share of your home energy usage, the installation of energy efficient brands are sure to have a positive impact on your money savings. Sizing of the equipment is very important for proper functioning of the equipment. HVAC professionals are best able to assess the right size of equipment for your area. The sizing requirements of heating and cooling depend heavily on some basic factors:

  • Area of your space in square foot

  • Geographical location of the house/ apartment or office

  • Condition of insulation

  • Arrangement of windows, number and surface area of the windows

  • Configuration and size of ducts.

In-home load analysis by the HVAC professionals would help in choosing the right size equipment in your home. When installing your cooling system, make sure it is backed up by an efficient maintenance and service network. Servicing of cooling equipment will guarantee the optimal performance of your equipment for many years to come. California has a wide network of HVAC professionals trained in air conditioning. Carlsbad residents can request the services of trained technicians in the area.


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