Know how your system runs and the parts to keep maintenance on schedule to allow the unit to run efficiently year-round. Although all brands do not run the same, there are similarities that will help most homeowners properly care for their system. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions in HVAC that will help you understand your system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Replace My Working Air Conditioning or Furnace?
Your system may produce cold/hot air throughout your home but the system may not be working to its full potential. Over time your unit will diminish, if you are constantly calling your HVAC company to repair your system, you might want to consider buying a new unit that will save money on your bills.
What Is the Life Expectancy of the Unit?
On average, your HVAC system will last between 10 and 20 years a variety of different aspects go into how long your system will work. Some of those factors are:
- How well do you maintain your system
- Where you live
How Do I Know What Size Unit to Get?
There is no rule of thumb when it comes to the size of your unit. Factors that go into the size are; your budget, the size of your home, and the number of residents living in the property. A bigger system in your home will cost you more to run. Keep your bills low and ask your local HVAC company for a free estimate on what system will work best in your home.
What Should I Look For in a New System?
With technology and online capabilities, review brands and products to help pick a system that has accreditation and is recommended by many homeowners around the country. Choose a system that has a high-efficiency rating to keep your utility bill costs low during the season. Don’t pick any unit, get professional advice on what system will be best for your home.
When Should I Replace My Air Filters?
Your air filter is vital to how your system operates and can influence indoor air quality in your home. Change your air filter on a regular schedule about every month to keep dust and particles from getting into the system and prevent poor air quality. If you have a pet or a resident in your home who has allergies change the filter more frequently.