Tips on Understanding the Efficiency of Your HVAC Unit

At Liberty Heating & AC, we pride ourselves in the HVAC expertise and experience that enables us to give you a proper AC repair in Hinesville GA. We understand that a wrong-sized or poorly maintained HVAC system does not give you the indoor comfort you need, plus you may be forced to pay additional energy bills. We know that servicing your AC can prolong its life and increase its efficiency. Here are several tips to help you understand your HVAC system and how you can improve its efficiency.

Major Causes of Reduced HVAC Systems’ Efficiency

Inadequate Airflow

The flow of air in and out of an HVAC system must be unobstructed. Dust on filters, dead insects/ birds and other dirt inside ductwork/ flues, and physical blockages at an HVAC system vent opening comprise typical airflow obstructions. Obstructed airways cause HVAC systems to overwork, increasing energy consumption and, therefore, utility bills, and even then, there is inadequate heating/cooling.

Under or Overcharged Refrigerants

The right amount of refrigerant must be present in any HVAC system. Inadequate or excessive refrigerant compromises the effectiveness of an HVAC system. Excessive refrigerant can create freezing of the HVAC system’s plumbing whereas inadequate refrigerant harbors adequate freezing required for the efficient functioning of an HVAC system.

Compromised Refrigerant Cooling

Improperly installed HVAC systems and systems that have developed faults may have minimal space for refrigerant cooling, non-condensable gases, and inadequate cooling of liquid refrigerant. HVAC systems need to have sufficient, airtight space where the refrigerant can expand/ condense during the cooling cycles. An HVAC system that leaks air (non-condensable gases) into the refrigerant’s space compromises the cooling ability of the refrigerant, in effect reducing an HVAC system’s efficiency.

Flawed Powering

All HVAC systems are powered by one form of fuel or another. In the case of electric-powered HVAC systems, people should ensure that the HVAC systems receive sufficient energy. An excessive power supply can easily melt some of the HVAC system’s components, reducing its efficiency or causing a breakdown of the system. Insufficient energy supply fails to power an HVAC system adequately, and this compromises the optimum function of such an AC.

How to Guarantee the Efficiency of Your HVAC System                              

You can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, or maintain the efficient performance of your HVAC system by a number of ways. First, and foremost, you must ensure you have us (trained, qualified and experienced Liberty Heating & AC staffs) assist you with the acquisition and installation of proper (size and efficiency-wise) HVAC systems. You should also schedule intense and regular servicing of your HVAC system with us to ensure that potential HVAC faults are detected and rectified in time. Most importantly, ensure your HVAC system is not overworked, has unobstructed airways, adequate power, and adequate refrigerant. Contact us for your Hinesville HVAC repair and other HVAC services.