5 Things You Should Know About Your Air Conditioner

2e03e99b0ed566afe261_Perri_Photo.jpg
2e03e99b0ed566afe261_Perri_Photo.jpg

How an air conditioner works

Air conditioners use refrigeration to cool indoor air. When a liquid converts to a gas, it absorbs heat. This process is called phase conversion. Air conditioners use phase conversion by forcing refrigerants to evaporate and condense over and over in a closed system of coils. 

What air conditioner filters do

Sign Up for E-News

Filters remove particles from the air, keeping dust out of the home and providing clean air. Be sure to change your dirty air filter every one to three months, depending on usage. Neglecting to change your air filter can cause dirty air, reduced airflow, increased energy bills, and frozen coils. 

Maintain the air conditioner

Your air conditioner becomes less efficient and reliable as it accumulates dust and dirt throughout the year – which costs you money in increased cooling and repair bills. 

Just like your car, your air conditioner also needs regular service. If the air conditioner is not running properly, it may be working too hard – resulting in inconsistent air temperatures and reduced comfort.

Most manufacturers require routine maintenance for their air conditioners in order to validate the warranty. 

Importance of air ducts

It is important to have your air ducts cleaned and checked for leaks. A clean air duct system helps your air conditioner last longer by removing contaminants that would otherwise force your system to work harder and decrease its efficiency.

How to increase air conditioner energy efficiency

Keeping your air conditioner maintained is one of the most important things you can do to improve efficiency. Sealing leaky ducts, replacing filters, cleaning coils, keeping the right charge, increasing your thermostat by a few degrees, keeping blinds closed, insulating ductwork, and using ceiling fans are all ways to help increase air conditioner energy efficiency.

For more on air conditioners, visit AJPerri.com– a family-run business based in Tinton Falls, N.J.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

Upcoming Events

Tue, July 17, 10:00 AM

Healing the Children, new providence

Summit Old Guard

Giving Back

Fri, August 10, 6:00 PM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

Downtown Concert Series: Mama D & The Vexations

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_8ab0795d7266f1cbd501_9f7a7a4ff4becf97e74c_regwalk_skyrw_9.30.18_email-1

Sun, September 30, 8:00 AM

College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

Giving Back Health & Wellness

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Longtime Chatham Resident Passes the Torch to Current Residents

July 13, 2018

To the Editor,

I moved to Chatham from Ohio in 1961 and left just over a year or so ago. My daughters went through the school system and one of them still lives there with her son.

Clearly, we found the Library and local educational opportunities to our liking. 

When it came to giving back to the community, I chose to support the Library and served as a Board member for 15 ...

Chatham Residents Corry, Garavente, Myler, Radigan and Robbins are 2018 Graduates of Loyola University Maryland

July 14, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD -- Loyola University Maryland recognized the class of 2018 at its 166th Commencement Exercises on May 19, 2018, which included Chatham residents Bridget Corry, who received a BA degree in Communication; Elizabeth Garavente, who received a BBA degree in Business Administration; Jacqueline Myler, who received a BA degree in Communication; Leigh Radigan, who received a ...

5 Things You Should Know About Your Air Conditioner

How an air conditioner works

Air conditioners use refrigeration to cool indoor air. When a liquid converts to a gas, it absorbs heat. This process is called phase conversion. Air conditioners use phase conversion by forcing refrigerants to evaporate and condense over and over in a closed system of coils. 

What air conditioner filters do

Filters remove particles from the air, keeping ...