The Benefits of a Central AC Unit

Central air conditioning systems make use of the ductwork system to distribute cooled air throughout the rooms. An air handler that has an air filter that collects particles regulates the airflow.

The unit is typically situated in a small enclosure outside the home. The unit’s quiet operation will increase your comfort, since it will stop the constant hum and whirrr of window AC units from disrupting your indoor peace.

Energy Efficiency

Although it is true that central air conditioners use more energy to operate than wall-mounted units but the truth is that the modern systems are more efficient than those in years ago. The ozone-depleting R22 refrigerant was phased out by 2006 and replaced with 410A. Manufacturers are continually creating new technologies that help their systems use less energy.

Contrary to window AC units, which are specifically designed to cool the room in which they are installed, central AC systems can distribute cool air throughout your home by using air ducts. The cooling process begins when your thermostat tells the air handler to begin running. The air handler draws warm air from your living space and then passes it over the evaporator coil that is filled with cool refrigerant. The heat that is released into the air causes refrigerant to absorb energy, and then transform into a gas. The refrigerant then gets pumped to the outdoor unit which is where the compressor raises its temperature and pressure. As it pumps it, it carries the heat out of the evaporator coil and back into the house, where it’s cooled and distributed through your ductwork again.

The fact is that central AC systems are the most efficient choice in regulating the temperature of large areas. They can cool rooms that are farther apart than a single AC unit and have greater energy efficiency.

You may find that depending on the level of insulation and sealing your home is and the layout, a mini-split air conditioner will use less energy than central air conditioning. Mini-splits work differently than central AC however, they are usually more efficient due to the fact that they don’t rely on ductwork, which can leak and result in the system working too hard to cool your home to the desired temperature. If you’re interested in finding out more about energy-efficient options to cool your home, you should talk to an HVAC professional at your local Dallas heating and air conditioning business. They’ll be able to assist you select the most efficient solution for your particular requirements.

Convenience

Central air conditioning systems aren’t only efficient and comfortable, but they also provide a great deal of convenience. They can cool the entire house or office in only one unit, and do not require ducts like window units do. They also come with high-quality filters that keep pollutants and allergens out of the air. This is particularly beneficial for those suffering from respiratory conditions or allergies.

Central AC is a popular cooling system, and for good reason. It’s perfect for homes that already have ductwork and require a reliable cooling solution. These systems can deliver cool air to each room through a single vent. They can also be paired with home zoning, which permits you to regulate your cooling requirements in various areas of the home using an intelligent thermostat.

This is the most popular type of AC system and operates in a similar manner similar to a furnace. Central air conditioners are comprised of a large outdoor unit that blows warm air and a smaller inside unit that pulls hot or cold air out of the ductwork. The refrigerant is pumped through lines from the air handler and absorbs heat in the process. The cooled air is returned to the air handler in the home and circulated via the ductwork to other rooms.

A central air conditioning system can also help reduce humidity. This is especially important in our humid climate. The air handler can remove excess moisture from your ductwork and then release it to the outside. This helps prevent the growth of mildew and mold.

It’s time to upgrade your cooling system if older than 15 years. A new, high-quality AC system will help you save money on energy bills and also help protect the integrity of the ductwork of your home. To learn more about Chancey & Reynolds’ cooling solutions, contact us. We can assist you in selecting the best air conditioner for your budget and requirements.

Maintenance

Your air conditioner, as any other major appliance requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Some routine maintenance tasks can be performed by the homeowner, while other chores should be left to qualified professionals. The best way to stay ahead of AC issues is to sign up for a maintenance contract that usually comes with discounts on repairs as well as advantages such as priority scheduling.

Clean the Condenser Unit

A condenser unit that is dirty can limit air flow, reduce system efficiency, and increase the cost of energy. To prevent the accumulation of dirt and other debris switch off the power to the compressor unit prior to when you begin cleaning. Then with a garden hose, gently wash the fan blades and coil fins to remove dirt leaves, twigs, twigs and other debris. After washing, use a paper towel and sanitation spray to clean and disinfect the fan blades. It is also recommended to straighten any bent fins that may be caused by winds, or other weather conditions.

Line Sets

If your central air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it is recommended to have a professional inspect the lines, the copper tubes connecting the indoor air conditioning evaporator coil to the outdoor compressor and condenser unit. The lines are filled with refrigerant, and any cracks or corrosion can cause leaks that will result in poor cooling and more expensive cost of energy.

Air Filter

Replace your air filter on a regular basis to ensure it is clean and improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system. The frequency varies depending on the frequency at which the AC is running, the number of furry family members and how much dust your home collects. A typical air filter should last for about two weeks to one month during the cooler season.

Condensate Drain Line

If the condensation drain line is blocked by mold, algae, snails, or bugs it won’t be able to flush out the water that is collected by your evaporator coil in cooling. This can result in a flood-prone home, water damage and the growth of mildew and mold. The float switch in your indoor coil will shut down the system if it detects a blocked drain line.

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