There’s nothing like walking into a cool home or business on a hot summer’s day! Cooling systems, such as air conditioners, make that comfort possible! Many homeowners aren’t particularly familiar with these systems, so the pros at AccuTemp Refrigeration are here to answer your most common AC & air conditioning questions!
Air conditioners work to cool a home using refrigerant that absorbs and discharges heat. Here are the steps an AC takes to cool your home.
When most people think of air conditioners, systems with a condenser outdoors and an air handler indoors are what they visualize. In reality, there are many different types of air conditioners that can be used to cool a home.
Air conditioners are complicated mechanical systems with many working parts. Good maintenance will help prevent AC problems, but a system may still malfunction over the course of a cooling season. Below are some common AC repair issues and their fixes:
An air conditioner’s efficiency is measured in SEER. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. A unit’s SEER is calculated by dividing the unit’s cooling output over an average cooling season by the amount of electric energy input over the same period.
The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the air conditioner. The minimum SEER allowed by law for newly manufactured air conditioner is 13 or 14, depending on where in the country you live. The most efficient air conditioners on the market have SEER ratings of around 22.
As we monitor and learn more about the spread of Coronavirus in our communities, we want to be transparent about what we’re doing as a company to protect our customers and employees.
Protecting Our Employees and Customers
As our employees interact with customers and the general public, we have taken steps to limit exposure to the virus. We have put restrictions on travel, are postponing large-scale events, limiting the size of meetings, providing remote-work solutions, and continue to reinforce safe behavior in every environment – from customer homes and businesses to our office, where we have ramped up deep-cleaning. We are partnering with manufacturers to source as many sanitizers and protective supplies as possible and are prioritizing distribution to our employees. They will sanitize their hands and will be wearing personal protective equipment when interacting with customers; including masks, gloves, and shoe covers. Additionally, we have protocols in place that activate closures, disinfection and appropriate quarantine procedures based on recommendations by government and health agencies.
Assisting Our Employees
We are in continuous communication with our employees reminding them about the importance of good hygiene, providing them with health education and support whenever needed. Employees who feel ill have been told to not report to work and we have specific quarantine and communication procedures in place should an employee be diagnosed with COVID-19 or is asked to self-isolate by a public health authority, and to provide comprehensive benefits to support them.
What We Ask of You
We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety and health of our communities, but we need your help. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and have a scheduled appointment, please let our office professionals know so that we can discuss options with you to ensure our collective well-being.
We truly appreciate your cooperation and understanding!