Summer is here, and with the heat of a New Jersey summer comes an abundance of humidity. Not many like living and sleeping in sticky, humid conditions so our professionals have provided a few tips below to ensure efficient air conditioning in your home and the benefits that come with it.
Replace Old Systems
One of the first things you should find out is if your older air conditioner needs to be replaced. This will help you find out if you’re truly taking advantage of your ventilation system so you can spare yourself the heat and humidity of summer. Though you can try to extend the life of your HVAC unit, the best way to find out if you’re in need of a new air conditioner is to have an assessment and general maintenance done by a professional company like Point Bay Energy Heating and Cooling.
If you find out you do need a new air conditioner or part of your system needs replacing it’s important to have it professionally installed. This helps to ensure you get the best possible performance and efficiency from your new system. Improper installation can actually cost you money by increasing your energy bill and reducing your air conditioner’s effectiveness.
When it comes to air conditioners, size is very important as bigger is not always better and smaller is not always cheaper. Installing properly sized equipment can optimize your air conditioner’s performance, ensure the air in your house is perfectly conditioned, and save you money in the short and long term.
An air conditioner that’s too large will continually be turning on and off and puts stress on the various components associated with the unit, which in turn reduces the lifespan of the air conditioner. A qualified and experienced professional from a company like Point Bay Energy Heating and Cooling will be able to recommend an appropriately sized air conditioner that will operate efficiently.
Seal those Ducts
If you were filling your swimming pool, and it had holes in it you’d likely have them fixed because the water wouldn’t be going where it was supposed to. The same goes for heating and cooling duct systems. In order to operate properly, your air conditioner needs to evenly distribute air throughout your living space, whether it’s a house or apartment. A professional will be able to evaluate your entire duct system and let you know if there are holes in it and what improvements can be made.
If holes are found, a technician will likely seal them up with mastic, metal-backed tape, or a sprayable sealant. These techniques are essential to creating a sealed duct environment that forces your conditioned air through the duct system to the vents throughout the house.
Chill Out with Point Bay!
Whether you need to replace your old system, or you just need some upgrades and maintenance performed, having a professional take care of the details is important to the proper functioning of your system. Point Bay Energy Heating and Cooling has the experience and reputation of quality work that you want when it’s time to replace or fix your air conditioning system. Give us a call at (732) 349-5059 today!