Tricks to boost efficiency?


Old 08-09-06, 05:15 PM
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Tricks to boost efficiency?

Are there any tricks to boost the efficiency of your AC unit?

If your compressor is in the shade vs. sun, does that make it more efficient?

I had a friend who's neighbor was an "inventor". He put some misters around his compressor and claimed it made it more efficient (cooling by evaporation). I figured it would make the unit rust out faster.
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Old 08-09-06, 10:07 PM
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Also the water will build up a scale on the coil there and make it work harder. Shade will help but dont block the air to the unit. should have about 18" room all around the condenser
Best is new filter every 30 to 90 days . Use up to a MERV 5 is all not over. Do hose down the out side condenser coil to keep it clean .when its not running. Make sure the drain line is clear and the water can get out from the AC coil.

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