What is air conditioning and how to save money? For all HVAC service and repairs call D C’s heating & air conditioning at 949-770-9616 Many people think that air conditioning and refrigeration is blowing cold air and that is sort of true but if we dig deeper into what is going on in a simple way the term is to remove heat from a confined space or area.
For home air conditioning we have to take in consideration removing heat from your home. Most of you say it is always hot upstairs in your home and this is true because heat rises and also, we have to consider our roof. The sun beats on the roof all day and the heat pass through the roof into our attic.
Insulation in your attic is a cheap way to keep your home cool and should be looked at. Depending on where you live will determine the R-value of your home needs! R value = resistance to heat transfer and is really important for heating and air conditioning!
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I like to use the touch method for telling how great your home is insulated to keep that hard-earned money from going out the door! Here is a simple way that you can test your home to see how well your home is doing.
During the summer or cold winter touch the walls, windows, doors to see if you feel a temperature difference! During the summer you will want to pay attention to the south and southwest walls seeing that gets the most direct sunlight and the largest heat load besides your roof! When you feel a difference you have to understand that the transfer of this heat is costing you in efficiency and that is your hard earned money!
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Lets also talk about lighting in your home. The traditional old style light bulbs produce heat and use a lot of electrical to run them! Trust me you know how hot that bulb gets from running just a short time and you don’t want to touch it right? I went through my home and took out all the old light bulbs and replaced them with the LED type yes it costs more but these lights produce little to no heat! They are brighter and save a massive amount of electric and heat that the air conditioner has to remove.
My biggest advice as an air conditioning contractor is check your attic insulation, check the duct work to make sure we have insulated ducting, make sure refrigerant lines are insulated and not pealing or cracking, replace the lighting in your home with the LED lighting. Trust me this will in return pay you back fast on your electrical bill.
What is air conditioning and how to save money?
Many people are going solar which is great but start with the easy fixes first and these are cheap and easy ways to save money! I will be going over options for solar and you might be impresses about what my opinions are and how you can save money on your solar investment.
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