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Air Conditioning Maintenance

by: Daniel Gipe

The average age of an air conditioner is 10 years; some units can run longer than that, some run with a much higher cost after 10 years. If not maintained correctly it can cost you double the operating costs without reducing comfort. Today’s technology has allowed us to achieve better performance without sacrificing efficiency. In fact, today’s models are much cheaper to run than that 10-year-old model gulping up your hard earned money.

I recommend to solve this problem of high energy bills is to upgrade to a Coleman 14 Seer Air Conditioning System through Yours By Design Heating and Cooling.

If for some reason you want to spend more money (up to 40%) than necessary and not buy the upgrade do yourself a favor and

Clean your Air Conditioner before the season begins.

Foreign material on the condenser coil reduces the system's capacity to remove heat from the house so your air conditioning system must run longer, increasing energy (up to 2X) consumption.

Check voltage and amperage on motors

Improper voltage and amperage can reduce significantly the life of the compressor, evaporator and the condenser motor. 80 % of all air conditioner compressor failures could be eliminated if the problems that lead to the failure were corrected.

Check and adjust blower components

Proper adjustment, cleanliness of blower and components are necessary for adequate airflow to assure proper capacity and equipment reliability.

Check condensate drain (clean if necessary)

A clogged drain can create considerable water damage, as well as affect indoor humidity levels.

For the full article click on http://www.ybdhc.com/faq.htm

About The Author

Daniel Gipe is President of Yours By Design Heating and Cooling, Inc. in Blaine, Minnesota.We are the best valued heating and air conditioning contractor in the north metro. We do the job right the first time. Coleman furnaces and air conditioners are by far yours by design. Visit us today; our website: www.ybdhc.com.

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