Important Things You May Not Know About Your Air Conditioner

August 18, 2022


Although we use our air conditioners daily, we barely pay attention to what they need and how they should be maintained for longevity. It’s likely that many of us don’t know much about our air conditioner systems at a mechanical level. We are just concerned with having enough cool air in the room whenever we want, right? However, knowing some important facts about your air conditioners is important, so you know how this system works and what factors benefit it.

It is fine if you have left this to HVAC professionals, as most people do. Professionals are helpful when your air conditioners need maintenance, repair, inspection, or installation. However, a little knowledge about your AC will help you make informed decisions.

Therefore, this blog post has compiled a list of important facts or things you must know about your air conditioners that you may not already know about. Continue reading to discover the important things you may not know about your AC.

The Energy Efficiency Of Your AC Changes

You might think you are buying a five-star AC that will remain in top-notch condition forever, but this is not the case. The energy efficiency of an AC is calculated using the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio SEER. It is the Cooling Total Seasonal Load ratio to Cooling Seasonal Energy Consumption.

Most of the time, the energy efficiency of an AC is calculated on the performance based on outdoor temperatures. The efficiency of an AC degrades over time. So your 5 Star AC may not remain like that after a few years. However, the regular inspection and maintenance of an AC can help avoid certain downtimes and keep its efficiency.

Keeping Your AC Away From Sunlight Can Improve Its Efficiency

Although you may not find a suitable place to install the outdoor unit of your AC, installing it away from direct sunlight is necessary to avoid overheating and increase its performance. If the AC unit is already super hot, it will take more time to cool your room, which will require more work.

Regular Maintenance Is Critical

Do you remember the last time a professional stopped by your home to inspect and clean your air conditioner? If you don’t you really need to conduct a regular maintenance session for your air conditioner asap!

Regular maintenance of your air conditioner is necessary to avoid system breakdowns. Such maintenance procedures can help identify leaking issues and conduct any repairs before they become costly. A proper inspection and professional maintenance can help your air conditioner last for up to 20 years or more.

An AC Never Uses Ice

Some people have the misconception that an air conditioner uses ice to cool down a room. However, something is wrong with your AC if you see ice forming on the air conditioner. In such cases, you must call a professional air conditioning repair service.

The Remote Control Doesn’t Switch Off The AC

You might think you have switched off your AC by using its remote control. However, not turning it off from the source is a waste of electricity in the form of idle load. In such a situation, the compressor is left to idle so that it can immediately start again when everything is turned on. So, you must turn off your AC from the source, especially if you won’t be using it immediately.

Take Away

Apart from the factors mentioned above, you must also consider the regular inspection and maintenance of your AC. Hire a professional HVAC contractor to conduct a thorough screening of your AC and repair it if necessary.

About Nor-Can Heating & Air

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