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Healthy HVAC system means healthy living style:

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality (Ref Wikipedia). At Avons we help our customers since 1995 to live healthy comfortable life by providing them exceptional HVAC services. We not only provide HVAC services to our valuable customers but also educate them to save money on HVAC system enjoy life.

Avons Recommend Energy Star

Improved efficiency would bring economic benefits to end-consumers and the wider economy: this applies to end-consumers in the residential, tertiary and industrial sectors where products in these sectors are regulated. Economic benefits will arise from the increased consumption and production opportunities granted by energy savings and also the indirect economic impact of the savings being re-spent elsewhere in the wider economy.

Having an energy efficient air conditioning unit is just the start of long term energy solutions in your home. The U.S Government is encouraging all American households to invest in energy efficient solutions by offering extra savings. Depending on the unit size and installation, tax rebates may be available.

All Energy Star products are built with features like variable speed air handlers and two stage compressors that not only allow them to consume less energy, but also make your home more comfortable and require less maintenance.

Remember!

  • A well-maintained system runs more efficiently and greatly helps to reduce energy consumption expenses. 

  • Regular service prolongs the useful life of HVAC equipment, which can add up to thousands of dollars over the life of the building.

  • Regular service from a skilled professional can help identify and offer proactive solutions to problems, preventing HVAC equipment failure or downtime and avoiding expensive repairs

Thermostat is a device which senses the temperature of a medium (House or office) so that the medium temperature is maintained near a desired set point. It also help switching heating or cooling option and changes its mode (on or off) when temperature setting requirement met by some point. In short it's very technical device which not only controls the heating or cooling flow in your house/office but also help to save in utilizing energy cost.

 

No matter how expansive and sophisticated HVAC system we use in residential or commercial premises sometimes we hear complains about the cooling and heating issue. One common which we often neglect is thermostat issue. Thermostat cause is very common in most of the area and it has nothing to do with the system itself. Some of the common issues are

 

1. HVAC Turning on/off at inappropriate time

2. You have high electric cost.

 

Most of the time when user don't have much experience or knowledge call their insurance companies to either replace the entire unit or have it fixed and they end up having bad experience with either insurance company or HVAC service provider.

 

Poor Thermostat should be replaced:

Your home/office is a big space and getting an accurate temperature is tougher than it might seem. For instance, if the thermostat or its sensors are close to a breezeways, such as one created by a door to the outside, it may read the temperature as cooler than it might be otherwise. Similarly, sunlight exposure in the room where the thermostat is located may cause it to read the temperature as hotter than it should be. Fluctuating temperatures are a problem.

Installing a programmable thermostat could save a lot of money. You don't need a top of the line thermostat to save money on heating and cooling costs. Basic programmable models start around $100, with higher tech models going for $200 on average.

 

Finding the Ideal Spot:

Finding the best spot for your thermostat means performing a basic energy audit on your home gauging things like square footage, insulation and the presence of mitigating factors like large windows and the presence of outside doors nearby. With that data in hand, the technician can then find a perfect spot in your home for the thermostat to work as it should.

The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be. You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting. The percentage of savings from setback is greater for buildings in milder climates than for those in more severe climates. (Energy.Gov)

 

Conclusion:

 

You can save a lot of money by just performing basic tasks. Check if your thermostat is gauging your room temp correctly, If it is install at a right spot away from direct sun light etc. At Avons we are always trying to educate our customers to save money and avoid calling technicians to spend on unnecessary maintenance cost which they can perform by them self.

Properly maintaining your refrigerator will not only help it to last longer, but it will help save energy as well. Check to make sure that the coils behind the refrigerator are all cleaned on a regular basis and free of dust. Keeping this clean allows for better airflow resulting in the compressor working less hard than if the coils were dirty.

 

Another thing that you should do regularly is defrost the freezer.

Frost buildup should never exceed one quarter of an inch as this will decrease the unit's energy efficiency. Making sure there is no air leakage is important as well. When cold air escapes, the compressor works harder to replace it.

Six Important steps to save yourself spending more on Air Conditioning

Clean the Inside and Outside Units

 

The outside unit, the condenser, represents only one part of the entire central air system. The condenser uses refrigerants and ultimately turns them into cooled liquid. The indoor part of the air conditioner, also known as the evaporator, evaporates the cooled liquid, pushing cold air into your home.

 

During routine use, an air conditioner can pick up dust and debris. To clean the outside unit, first shut off the power. Use a hose or air conditioner cleaner to gently dislodge any debris on the outside of the unit. Check for stains on the concrete block that supports the unit. Stains may indicate the air conditioner needs a visit from a service technician. A service technician can remove dirt and debris from the evaporator and check the condensation tube for mold deposits or other contaminants that can impact indoor air quality. Both the indoor and outdoor cleanings can improve efficiency and help the air conditioner function properly.

 

Change the Filter

The filter is responsible for keeping contaminants out of your home and the system when using your air conditioner. However, when particles and debris block the filter, the air conditioning system can run inefficiently, resulting in strain on the system. Be sure to change your filter at least once a month to keep your air free of contaminants and your air conditioner running smoothly.

 

Inspect the Duct Work

The cool air from the air conditioner travels through the home by ductwork installed in walls, the attic, and the basement. Over time, the seals on the ducts can weaken, creating holes, cracks, or other leaks in the ducts. These weaknesses can cause cool air to leak into parts of the home that may not need to be cooled, such as the attic. Finding and repairing these leaks can improve the cooling efficiency of your air conditioner. Older homes sometimes have poor duct work or none at all. However, professionals can install custom ductwork or repair old ductwork when necessary.

 

Keep Moisture Away From the Condenser

Whether you have sprinklers or a teenager who waters the lawn, make sure that all moisture is kept away from the condenser, especially if you use well water. This untreated water can cause the condenser case to rust faster, and in some cases, can void the warranty on your unit.

 

Replace Thermostat Batteries

The thermostat controls the temperature of your home. This device generally uses either AA or AAA batteries. Replacing these batteries every year helps keep your air conditioner running smoothly, instead of turning off and on at random. Also, by checking the manual, you can calibrate your thermostat so that your unit runs as efficiently as possible.

 

Schedule Annual Maintenance

Annual maintenance plans offered by heating and cooling companies are great ways to make sure your air conditioner is operating properly before the summer starts. A reputable air conditioning contractor will visit, offer an inspection, and make any necessary repairs. Annual service maintenance contracts may include addendums that give you priority service over other customers, which can benefit you if your air conditioner fails to work properly during the summer months

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