The heat in Columbus, IN, isn’t going away any time soon. So right now is the best time to ensure that your system is as energy efficient as possible. In order to keep money in your pocket and reduce the chances of repair, knowing that your AC is using energy correctly is vital. Here are three ways you can verify your air conditioner is efficient.

1. Air Quality

Good air quality is an indicator that your AC isn’t congested. Your AC traps some of the particles that circulate through your home. As a result, dust, dirt, and pollen build up inside the system and sometimes restrict the airways. In addition to bad air quality, the clogged airways can cause your air conditioner to work harder than it would otherwise, creating a less than efficient cooling of your home.

2. AC Cycling Time

When you set the temperature you would like your home to be; an efficient AC should cool the house until that temperature is reached and then shut off. In regards to cycling, there are common issues with unusually long or short cycles. Both scenarios are gigantic wastes of energy, and if you experience them, you should contact an expert as soon as possible.

3. Thermometer Test

In order to discover if your air conditioner is efficient, you will need to measure the degree of temperature that the air is coming in and out of the system. First, you will need a thermometer. After you’ve got one, follow these three easy steps to check your efficiency.

  • Hold your thermometer directly on the supply register.
  • Wait five minutes and record the temperature.
  • Repeat steps one and two for the return vent.
  • Repeat entire test to confirm accuracy.

Repeat steps one and two for the return vent

If the air coming out is at least 15 degrees cooler than the air coming in, your air conditioner is running efficiently.

Setting the Standard in Columbus

At Shield Comfort Heating & Cooling, we strive to do things differently and build trusting relationships with our customers. We put ourselves in our clients’ shoes and provide the heating, cooling, duct cleaning, and indoor air quality service we would want. So, if your air conditioner has seen better days, call us today, and we will provide you with high-quality cooling solutions.

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