Air-Conditioning Best Practices

May/June 2011
A version of this article appears in the May/June 2011 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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May 01, 2011
Recent studies of charge and airflow revealed that as many as eight out of ten A/C systems have incorrect airflow, and seven out of ten systems have incorrect charge. Potential savings from correcting these deficiencies are substantial.
We are at a crossroads in the HVAC industry. Simply put, the service practices we performed in the past to get the job done are not getting the job done today. Past practice and best practice no longer belong in the same sentence. The problems we are creating in this industry are not trivial. They are having a major impact on our wallets, our economy, our utilities, and our natural resources, as well as on our comfort.

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