The seasons are changing once again, and it is time to consider calling your friendly HVAC technician to perform annual maintenance on your HVAC unit. While you always need to be sure to contact a qualified HVAC tech to perform even routine maintenance, there are some the questions homeowners always ask our HVAC technicians that we can answer for you ahead of time.
Common HVAC Questions Answered
Here are some of the most common HVAC questions our technicians get throughout the year:
How often should I schedule routine maintenance for my HVAC system?
At least once a year. Don’t wait until your unit is breaking down to call a qualified specialist, instead keep up a standard maintenance routine for the life of your unit. It will extend the life of the unit, keeping it more energy efficient than a unit that goes without.
How important is it that I get the right size unit for my home?
The answer here is very important. If you don’t get the right size your unit may end up being left over capacity and it will not be as energy efficient as it would be if it were the right size.
What size unit would be the best for my home?
There is not a set answer for this question. It is instead going to be determined by the size of your home, the flow of the interior design as well as the construction style. To make sure you have the right size HVAC unit, call a qualified HVAC technician.
How often should I change my air filters?
Whether you have disposable filters or reusable filters, it is important that you change them or clean them at least once a month. The allergy sufferers in your home will thank you for the routine cleaning as dust and other particles will build up in the filters. A good rule of thumb is if you check the filters and they look dirty, it is time to clean or replace them.
Why is it important that I change the filters frequently?
By keeping clean filters in your HVAC unit, you are helping your air conditioner or heater run at its peak operating performance. It assures your unit has the best air flow and improves the indoor air quality as a whole.
What maintenance can I do myself other than changing the filters?
Make sure the ground the unit remains free of debris. When landscaping, be mindful of any debris near the unit and make sure to clean it properly. If the grass and dirt are clog the outside of the system, it will affect the air flow to the unit causing it to have to work harder to heat or cool your home.
To get the most out of your heating and air conditioning unit, it is important to schedule routine maintenance, while keeping your unit clean. If you need a tune-up or other HVAC service, don’t hesitate to give us a call today. We can answer all of your HVAC questions.