Filtration and air purification is so important to your air conditioner, if neglected your AC system’s efficiency as well as the clean air in your home will be compromised. A brand new AC system can be ruined if not equipped with a clean filter and an air purification system or UV light.
The main reason proper filtration is so important to your air conditioner is to prevent debris from building up in your evaporator coil which will then cause your unit to struggle cooling or heating and eventually break down. In addition to filtering debris AC filters also prevent household dust, pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander viruses, and bacteria from polluting your air conditioner and more importantly your home.
The next thing that is a necessity is a UV sterilization system. UV systems are installed inside the indoor unit to kill microbial growth such as mold and mildew as well as sanitize the air that passes through. Your heating and cooling system circulates the air in your home on average 100 times per day. The 3 causes of indoor air pollution are VOC’s, Particulate, and Bioaerosols.
What Poor Filtration And No UV System Will Do
Some home owners choose to skip regular maintenance on their AC system others combine lack of AC maintenance with poor filtration and UV sterilization system. Mold and other forms of microbial growth thrive in dark and wet environments which means your indoor unit or air handler is where these microorganisms will set up camp and multiply. Below are some examples of customers who learned their lesson after I left them with hefty repair bills.
Impacted Evaporator Coil
3 Year Old Bryant AC
Impacted Blower Housing And Wheel
6 Year Old Carrier Package Unit
Dog Hair Impacted Evaporator Coil
5 Year Old Bryant AC
Don’t let this happen to the most expensive appliance in your home. Knowledge Is Power !
What temperature should I keep my thermostat set on ? This is a question I’ve been asked on a daily basis for numerous years. If your’re wondering as well your’re probably not going to be very happy with my answer.
Keep Your Thermostat Set At whatever You Want !
I’ve come across homeowners that keep their thermostat set anywhere between 68-82 degrees. The 2 biggest factors that should determine what your temperature setting is include your comfort level and what your are willing to pay for your electric bill. The bottom line is the lower you set your temperature the higher your electric bill will be.
I myself keep my Nest Thermostat on a schedule to ensure maximum efficiency. You must have a programmable thermostat for the scheduling feature. A programmable schedule allows you to have your AC system set at different temperatures at different times of the day.
The reasoning behind having a schedule is to not cool or heat the house when it isn’t necessary. As you can see i set my temperature up during my working hours because my wife and I wont be home. It then gradually lowers the temperature throughout the evening when those desired temperatures are easier to achieve without a spike in the electric bill .
After doing research and talking to my customers that experienced having the NEST thermostat in their homes I decided to pull the trigger and purchase one. Its’s been three months since installation and each month as it has studied my wife and I’s habits the NEST dropped our electric bill a minimum of $12 per month ! The NEST smart thermostat connects to WiFi and pairs with my phone so i can set it to cool the home to my desired temperature before I arrive home. Below are some of the capabilities as well as a link to get the NEST and I did all the price shopping for you. The thermostat comes with a very user friendly installation guide that will take less than 10 minutes even if you’re a new DIY er. Take my word for it this thermostat is absolutely worth every penny I see it paying for it self within a year
Pairs with cell phone
Motion and sound sensors built in
Provides energy usage reports monthly
Learns residents habits to tweak schedule for additional savings
Tells you how long your AC should take to cool or heat the home to desired temperature
Some energy companies send you an instant $100 rebate. And many offer traditional mail-in rebates. Check with your local energy provider.