3 Alarming Facts About Your AC

By jairadmin
In May 8, 2018

Learn the crucial facts about the effects your AC can have on your home expenses, safety and health.

Electric Issues Pose a Significant Safety Risk

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 15 percent of consumer product-related electrocutions occur while someone is attempting to service or repair their appliance (1). 

When your AC is dormant for a long period of time (3+ months), it increases the probability of damaged wires and circuitry issues. Homeowners are at high risk for injury when performing service on their HVAC system when there is an electric-related issue. Electrocutions are especially prominent when homeowners attempt to fix an AC unit, compressor or fan with an existing electrical problem. Additionally, electrical hazards are a common cause of house fires and can put your home and family at significant risk.

Quality and Age of Your AC Drives Energy Costs

On average, as much as half of the energy used in a home goes to heating and cooling (2). The type and age of your air conditioning has a big effect on your utility bills and home comfort. So, it’s important to know when it’s time to replace or upgrade your HVAC system.

Installing an energy efficient AC system in your home is the best long-term solution to keep energy costs low while adding value and efficiency to your home. The investment of a new AC system can save you big in the long run; an outdated HVAC system will lead to costly repairs, expensive utility bills, decreased home comfort, and poor indoor air quality. 

Clean Air Filters Are Essential to Indoor Air Quality

An AC filter removes contaminants from the air coming through the air conditioning system. It serves to make your rooms as comfortable as possible by removing pollutants such as dust, dirt, and allergens. It’s important to check and replace your air filter regularly, especially during the months when your AC in constantly running. If the filter is old or damaged, you’ll be exposed to unsafe, polluted air. If you are using your AC every day in the summer months, you should check your filter once a month and replace on a regular basis.

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  1.  Consumer Product Safety Commission. Retrieved 26 June 2017 from https://www.cpsc.gov/
  2. EnergyStar. Heat & Cool Efficiently. Retrieved 26 April 2018 from https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=heat_cool.pr_hvac


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