Aside from those few cool winter days we get to enjoy in Tampa Bay (you know, those rare days when we can leave the windows open and enjoy Mother Nature’s breeze), we keep our air conditioners running all year long. Air conditioners, like cars, require regular maintenance and tune-ups. And like a car that you put a lot of mileage into, it leads to wear and tear over time. And (we’ll stop with the car analogy after this) air conditioners — like old cars that lose fuel efficiency over time without regular maintenance — lose energy efficiency over time. You get the point: maintenance is good!
Duct, duct, goose! … Sorry, we know AC maintenance and repair is not fun, so we try to make these blog posts a little more interesting with a bad pun here and there. With that said, we’ll stop with the puns now and talk serious business. Because when it comes to efficient air conditioning, duct cleaning and maintenance is very serious business. Duct work needs to be kept in optimal condition. Otherwise it will lead to uneven cooling, which could then lead to your system having to work harder to cool affected areas. If your air ducts are not sealed correctly, obviously they will leak out air. And (at the risk of sounding redundant here), you know what that leads to: higher energy costs!
An undersized air conditioner may not cool a home properly. It sounds like common sense, right? But what about an oversized air conditioner? An oversized air conditioning system may cool a home or property too quickly. This could cause it to short cycle frequently, which means that the starting up and shutting down could lead to inefficient energy consumption. Too much of a good thing does exist. And too large of an air conditioning unit is a bad thing! So if you're considering replacing your air conditioning unit because it is too large, be sure to give Super Heat & Air a call.