Quick Air Conditioning tips to check before calling a professional If you think your air conditioning unit is not working please check the following before calling in a professional. This will save you time and money! Some home air conditioning problems can be resolved easily and without the advice of a professional. If you can’t find an easy solution and you are worried about damaging your system, before making that telephone call it might be worth looking at the points below first. 1) Make sure the air conditioner thermostat is in the correct position. Set it to the correct place. 2) Make sure the set-point is below room temperature. 3) Ensure the furnace filter is clean. The build-up of dust can have an effect with the way your unit works. 4) Check to see if any fuses have blown, you can check this by finding out if the air conditioning disconnects or breaker is switched on. If you do not know how to check this leave it to an expert. 5) Make sure the coils are clean 6) Make sure your air conditioning unit is not covered or has anything built on top of it. Air conditioning units need to be maintained properly. Looking after your unit well will give it a longer life span and work better. DOE released final design specs for energy-saving air conditioning units The U.S government have been working with the Department of Energy, (DOE) they have released an air conditioning unit that could save the country a lot of money! This highly efficient AC unit is to be placed on a rooftop, potentially saving electricity, especially on commercial properties. A PDF summary has been released. This air conditioning unit has taken over a year to declare successful. The organisation have planned webinars and posted in forums to target interested manufacturers. The DOE have stated: “High-efficiency rooftop units, when built according to the criteria of the new specifications, are expected to reduce energy use by as much as 50 to 60% compared to the current ASHRAE 90.1-2010 standard, depending on location and facility type.” This has attracted buyers for manufactures who will ‘receive assistance in designing, constructing, measuring, and testing the new air conditioner units produced to this specification,” said the DOE. Our knowledge of this is currently quite limited. Will this product be coming to the UK? GT Refrigeration air conditioning blog writers plans to find out more!