Your HVAC equipment may seem like a big puzzle to you, and you wouldn’t even know where to begin identifying parts or the cause of specific HVAC issues. You deserve to have an optimal heating and cooling system working in your home. If you’re like many other homeowners, you have questions related to your HVAC system. Luckily, you are in the right place for some answers to frequently asked HVAC questions that hopefully will help to give you some peace of mind.
Q. When is a Good Time to Service My HVAC Equipment?
A. It’s ideal for servicing your HVAC equipment before the beginning of each hot and cold season. Proper maintenance check should be done at the close of the winter season or start of spring on your air conditioner, and your heat pump or furnace should have its regular maintenance check at the close of summer or beginning of the fall season.
Q. How Often Should My HVAC Air Filters Be Replaced?
A. Depending on how you use your HVAC equipment, you may need to replace your air filters every one to three months to maintain optimal performance and good indoor air quality.
Q. Is it Beneficial to Have Programmable Thermostat?
A. It’s beneficial to install a programmable thermostat in your home to give yourself control over how much energy you consume for both cooling and heating. A programmable thermostat can improve your home’s energy efficiency and help you cut energy costs with proper use.
Q. What is a Ductless Mini-split System?
A. A ductless mini-split system, similar to traditional central heating and cooling, doesn’t require ductwork. It features an indoor and outdoor unit, requiring only a tiny hole through the exterior wall for a tube of refrigerant to pass through.
Q. Is it Important to Have Attic Ventilation?
A. Yes. Attic ventilation is essential. Summer heat can bear down on your attic roof and reach a top temperature of up to 150 degrees? Attic ventilation helps to control moisture accumulation, which helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew. It also beneficial in keeping cooling and overall energy costs down.
Q. Is HVAC Zoning Beneficial?
A. Yes. HVAC zoning is beneficial. HVAC zoning provides the benefits of enhanced comfort control, lower power bills, and improved energy efficiency. Overall, you’ll have reduced energy waste and an HVAC system that won’t overwork to regulate the temperature in your indoor space.
Q. How Do I Deal With My Frozen AC?
A. An AC can freeze either inside or at the outdoor unit and when this happens, you have a big problem on your hands. You essentially have a compromised system and serious damage could occur if you try operating the unit in its frozen state. This is an issue that you should fix promptly with the help of professionals.
Q. How Do I Know When I’m Due For an AC replacement?
A. If you find yourself pouring more and more money into repairing your AC unit, it may be time to get a new one. An AC unit that compromises safety should also be replaced, and if you need a unit that’s more efficient in terms of function and energy use, make the upgrade.
Q. Why is My AC Noisy? Can I Perform a DIY Fix?
A. A noisy AC could be caused by a number of issues that are best determined and conveyed by a HVAC professional. If you are not a professional with the skills and qualifications in HVAC electrical system layouts, do not try to fix your noisy air conditioner. Get professional assistance and leave the DIY job alone.
Q. What Setting Should My Thermostat Be on For The Summer?
A. The ideal thermostat setting for the summer is 72 degrees (at the lowest) and 78 degrees(at the highest) while keeping the fan set to AUTO and not ON.
Q. When Should I Replace My Furnace?
A. Before replacing your furnace consider these factors: age of your furnace, its efficiency in heating your home, heating cost, and number of repairs. If your furnace is over 10 – 15 years old, it may be time for a furnace replacement to enhance energy efficiency.
Q. Should I Clean My Furnace Every Year?
A. Yes, you should clean your furnace annually. This will help your furnace to perform efficiently, and many manufacturer warranties require annual service not to void the warranty.
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