Keeping your residential HVAC systems properly maintained is essential for the units to function effectively and efficiently. Changing a dirty filter, for instance, can increase your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%. In Kansas, the wind can impact the outdoor condenser coils, as well. Cotton, grass, leaves, dirt, and other debris can quickly take over the coils, reducing the system’s efficiency and potentially setting the stage for further needed services. Ensuring the area around the coils are free of foliage and debris will allow the unit to receive adequate air flow.
An air conditioner that is too small will run continuously, unable to cool the space, costing you more money. One that is too large will shut off too quickly after over cooling the space, not allowing it to run a full cycle. In order to maximize the efficiency of your home’s unit, you must choose a unit that is the correct size.
Choosing the right size of air conditioner for your home or business involves several factors. First, the total volume of the area being cooled, not just the square footage, must be evaluated. After a trained D&M Mechanical technician calculates the space, he will also consider the amount of shade or sun exposure, windows, age of the home or building, and energy efficiency features, such as enhanced insulation, already included in the home.