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Extend The Life Of Your Air Conditioner With The 5-2-1 Compressor Saver!

Calender November 9, 2016 at 6:28am
Erika Leitz
Erika Leitz

Product Spotlight: 5-2-1 Compressor Saver


Think about how many times your air conditioner cycles on and off every day. Of course it’s different for every unit and dependent upon the time of year, but generally most AC units kick on four times per hour or every fifteen minutes. In fact, your compressor may start up more than 6,000 times during a single Arizona summer in order to keep your home comfortable.


The compressor in your air conditioning unit is the single largest consumer of energy amongst all the components that make up an air conditioning and heating system. It’s the heart of the system. To get it started it takes a significant amount of electrical current and that creates an energy spike. Do you ever feel like waking up in the morning is the hardest part of the day? Well, your air conditioner can relate.


The starting-up process for any type of electrical motor is the hardest part. Out of all the electrical components and systems in your home the air conditioner requires the most energy to start it up and keep it running. It can take up to 10x more power to start your AC than it does while running. That’s a lot of pressure for one compressor.


The energy pressure your air conditioner experiences during startup generates a lot of heat. Over time, this high heat energy can wear down the compressor. Not only the compressor, but all of the vital components of your air conditioner will bear the wear and tear of all that energy.

 If you want to protect these components and extend the life of your air conditioner, then the 5-2-1 Compressor Saver (also known as a Start-Assist Kit) is exactly what you need! The 5-2-1 Compressor Saver reduces the amount of time it takes for your compressor to start by up to 50%. This will help protect your equipment every time your system starts by reducing the stress and heat on the compressor when it powers on.


Think of your compressor like an older car that has endured years of strain - after a while it might have trouble starting up, but if you hook up jumper cables and give it some juice, it starts up much smoother and quicker, right? The compressor saver is the extra boost your ac needs to get started, just like jumping a car!


Using less power to start up will require less electrical usage. Plus, the protection it provides to the run capacitor! The run capacitor bears most of the stress during start up and thus wears down quicker. When the run capacitor starts to wear down, the entire system will need to work harder, requiring more power to run. Installing the 5-2-1 Compressor Saver is the best way to reduce energy waste and help prolong the life of your HVAC system.


Most higher end air conditioners and heat pumps come pre-installed with this component. The basic and mid-level systems do not. If you’re unsure if your unit has this component and are interested in adding it on, please schedule a free inspection with us!

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