Efficiency Rating Check

Cut energy costs with an efficiency rating check

Did you know that approximately 44% of a homes energy use is used by heating and cooling? That’s why it is important to do an efficiency rating check, and make sure your systems are operating as efficient as possible.

Professionals like us make sure to do various checks including:

  • Using a leak detector to check for any signs of refrigerant leaks.
  • Making sure the refrigerant charge matches the specifications provided by the manufacturer.
  • Legally capturing any excess refrigerant for disposal.
  • Ensureing there are proper connections and coverings on all electrical terminals.
  • Measuring the coil airflow of the evaporator to make sure it is adequate.
  • Oiling and removing dust on all motors.
  • Ensuring that the startup control sequence on the unit is operating properly.
  • Checking the belts for cracks, tightness, and wear, and replacing belts that have issues.
  • Checking for leaks in the ductwork using heat pressure.
  • Making sure that it is impossible to use the A/C when the heating unit is operational.
  • Making sure that the A/C starts if the thermostat is lower than the temperature.
  • Checking that the current temperature on the thermostat is correct.

It is important to make sure your filters are replaced regularly. A clogged up filter can end up reducing airflow, and ultimately making your system much less efficient.

Other maintenance for prevention

Central A/C units drain extracted humidity through a condensate drain. It is important to make sure clogged drain channels get unclogged before they increase moisture in the home and cause mildew or mold to grow.
Make sure you cover up the outdoor unit to prevent build-up of debris, insects, leaves, and dirt from entering the unit. Before you use the unit again, make sure to remove the covering as to avoid damaging it. Remember that a dirty unit will not be efficient.