System Performance Testing
The average HVAC unit in the United States runs at about 58% of capacity based on a sampling of over 10,000 homes. This means that if you have a three ton air conditioner, you are only getting about 1.8 tons of cooling out of it. This causes extended run times, higher utility bills, increased strain on your system leading to shortened life expectancy of the unit, uneven heating and cooling in different rooms, and poor airflow. The causes are many, from leaky ducts, undersized returns, dirty coils, restrictive air filters, convoluted supply duct routing, and many more. So how can you determine how big a problem you have and what is causing it? The answer is Performance Testing.