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HVAC Enhancements to Save You Money

Are you looking to reduce your monthly energy bills? Adding a 5-2-1 Compressor Saver® to your air conditioning system could help. A 5-2-1 Compressor Saver® reduces the amount of time and energy your air conditioner uses while trying to start. An air conditioner can use anywhere from 1 to 10 times more power on start-up than it does while running. A Compressor Saver® reduces the amount of power required to start up, and may be a good option for customers on a peak-demand payment program.

Chimney Rock Heating & Air Conditioning serves residential clients with quality HVAC service in the Greater Houston, TX area. We are family-owned and operated and have been helping customers with all of their heating and cooling needs since 1962.

Prolong Equipment Life and Lower Your Energy Bills!

A 5-2-1 Compressor Saver® protects these vital components by reducing the amount of time it takes the compressor to start, typically by 30 to 50%. This results in the compressor bearing ½ the heat, strain, and stress each time your start your equipment up. Considering an air conditioning system may start up more than 6,000 times in a single cooling season, the 5-2-1 Compressor Saver® will have a positive impact on your system, and your bills.

A compressor saver helps lower your bills in two ways. The first is by providing protection to the run capacitor. The run capacitor determines how much electricity is consumed while the air conditioner or compressor is running. The run capacitor is considered to be the heart of a cooling system. Without a compressor saver in place, the capacitor bears the majority of the heat and stress during system start up. The capacitor wears down as a result and then requires more electricity to run, which can cause the energy usage to increase by 10 to 20%.

The second way it helps lower your bill is by helping your air conditioner start up in less time. When an air conditioning system is started, the compressor consumes more power on start up than any other device in your home. A compressor may consume up to 45,000 watts of power while the motor is trying to start. The resulting in-rush current can damage vital electrical components, including the compressor, capacitor and contacts. A 5-2-1 Compressor Saver® reduces the amount of power required to successfully start an air conditioning system, which means it uses far less electrical usage over the course of a single cooling season.

For more information about compressor savers and other HVAC equipment, please give us a call at 713-782-0789 today. Our friendly staff is always here and ready to help answer any questions you have about heating and cooling systems.