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An Essential Guide to Cooling a Home

An Essential Guide to Cooling a Home

Cranking up your AC to cool down your home is not always the trick. By turning it up, you are making the unit work harder and using more energy, which could stack up the energy bill.

Beating the summer heat can be difficult if you are not using your system efficiently. Taking care of your system year-round will help make it run at its best when you need it the most.

How Does Air Conditioning Work?

Some people are shocked to know that an air conditioner doesn’t just put out cold air. Your air conditioning is made up of both a central heating and cooling system. It provides cool air through a duct or ductless system by taking the inside warm air and removing its heat.

Change Your Filters

Changing your filters is something that is often overlooked. Your filters should be changed every two to three months.

Keeping them cleaned will help them work properly and efficiently to cool your home and remove pollutants that contribute to your indoor air quality.

Checking and changing your filters often also helps prevent damage to your cooling system and saves you money since a dirty filter uses more energy.

Maintenance

Your heating and cooling systems won't last forever. They last on average 15 to 25 years. You can help extend the life of yours by having routine preventative maintenance done to improve its efficiency and prevent expensive repairs.

Maintenance done by a certified technician can help educate you on how your system is running and ways you can adjust it to help keep your home comfortable.

When Is It Time To Replace Your AC

We know that a malfunctioning air conditioner can be downright miserable during central New Jersey’s hot, humid summer months.

If you have a malfunctioning air conditioner, trust us and replace it prior to the heatwaves.

Common signs you need a replacement include:

  • Weird noises or vibrations coming from the AC

  • Water is pooling around the air conditioner

  • The AC emits warm air rather than cold

  • Your utility bill has increased

  • The compressor doesn’t work while the fan is running

If you are noticing these signs or having to call an HVAC company for consistent repairs, you may benefit from a new air conditioning system.

At Elite Air, our professionals know when a system can be fixed and when it makes more sense to replace it. We will always keep your best interests in mind.

Types of Systems

When the time comes to install a new AC system to help efficiently cool your home, there are many things to take into consideration.

You will want to find one that fits your household needs and lifestyle. If you are unsure, call us at Elite Air to guide you in the right direction.

Would a central AC or split ductless system fit your family’s needs?

If you often fight over who controls the temperature in the house, ductless systems often provide the ability to adjust the temperature in each room, making everyone comfortable in their own space.

You will also want to consider the size of the AC, maintenance it will need if it comes with programmable thermostats, and it’s efficiency, measured by SEER.

SEER, or seasonal energy efficiency rating is how an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured. There are federal regulations that require all new AC units to have a rating at or above 13.

Once you have a system in mind, consult a professional, and get details on installation.

The Elite Air, Inc. team is ready to help! Call us at (609) 527-3354 for all your HVAC needs!

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