Did you know that:

  • 70% of air conditioned homes have A/C units that exceed the home's cooling needs?
  • HVAC equipment accounts for over 50% of energy consumed in California.
  • 90% of buildings have poor insulation and affect the efficiency of A/Cs and Furnaces.
  • The average HVAC system performs only 57% of its rated efficiency due to poor installation and lack of maintenance. 

A unit too large for your home costs more to run and uses more electricity. Plus, incorrect sizing or installation puts undue stress on components and shortens equipment life. Common problems that can reduce the efficiency of your A/C system are Low Air Flow, Improper Refrigerant Charge and Duct Leakage.

Here are some quick tips to increase energy efficiency in your home:

  • Replace your A/C system's filter regularly.
  • Have your system's refrigerant charge testes and adjusted, if necessary.
  • Have your condenser coils cleaned regularly.
  • Have your home's duct work tested for leaks and sealed, if necessary.
  • Invest in an ongoing service contract or maintenance agreement to keep your equipment running smoothly.
  • Set and lock your thermostat to the maximum acceptable set point.
  • Install timers or programmable thermostats.
  • Consider installing the most energy efficient appliance when purchasing new equipment.

Simply replacing your old system may not save as much energy as you expected. When it's time for a new A/C system, making sure your new air conditioner is sized properly for your home and maintaining it regularly saves you the most energy and money as well as improves the air quality in your home. Efficient equipment means more savings.