A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Cooling System

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Proper sizing and maintenance of your HVAC system is essential for occupant comfort and energy efficiency. Sizing requirements depend on design and orientation of the home, total window area, external shading, internal insulation, and many other factors. And with annual maintenance, your properly sized system will last longer and perform better.

Download this fact sheet to learn about:

  • How an HVAC system works
  • Run-time and comfort
  • Run-time and efficiency
  • Setting the thermostat
  • Homeowner maintenance responsibilities
  • Service contractor maintenance responsibilities

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