Most heating units are rated, but the performance of combustion-type appliances is generally measured by the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratio. It’s the percentage of heat output produced by the furnace or boiler for every dollar of fuel the unit consumed over a year.
Many homeowners are struggling to reduce their heating and cooling bills – something that can make up over half of your total utility expenses. An AC unit consumes the most energy as cool air dissipates faster than warm air. Thankfully, there are ways you can run your unit more efficiently without increasing your usage.
In order to keep your air conditioning unit working at peak performance, it needs to have the correct refrigerant charge and proper air flow. It’s extra work, but you’re helping your unit and yourself out in the long run, as spikes in air conditioning energy usage stem from lack of airflow tune-up and inadequate refrigerant charge.
The air conditioning unit is one of the most important things in your home. It’s what helps you keep cool and what makes the harsh summer months more tolerable. While many homeowners know how important they are, few know how they are made.
The Thursday Night Farmers Market at the Civic Center of downtown Hanford will continue on through October. Superior Air, your local air conditioning maintenance expert, discusses the event’s remaining weeks.