Insulate Ducts in Heat-prone Areas
It is vital that the chilled air being generated by your air conditioner’s condenser unit remain as cold as possible on its way to the various rooms of your home. Unfortunately, unwanted heat loss remains more common than you might realize. That’s because, where ducts pass through naturally hot parts of the house--attics and crawlspaces, for example--they tend to soak up a good deal of heat. As a result, your air conditioner is forced to work harder and longer in order to accomplish its cooling. Fortunately, you can prevent this type of unwanted heat gain by having an air conditioner contractor insulate any ducts located in such problem areas.
Identify Problematic Air Leaks
Heat absorption isn’t the only factor at play in boosting your monthly cooling bill. Air leaks are another common--yet often overlooked--source of inefficiency. In fact, air leaks have been estimated to be responsible for efficiency losses of up to 30 percent! The worst part is that many of these leaks are so subtle as to be virtually undetectable without precision equipment. Luckily, many experienced air conditioning contractors utilize thermal imaging technology to identify areas where cracks, gaps, and poor insulation are allowing air leaks to decrease the efficiency of your air conditioner.
JR Perkins is the first heating and air conditioning company in the East Valley. To learn more please visit our website at www.JRPerkins.com or call (480) 422-4437.