Maintaining an efficient HVAC (Heating-Venting-Air Conditioning) system requires regular maintenance and improvement. An air conditioning system that runs at optimum levels saves energy while providing sufficient cooling in the warm seasons. A majority of homeowners and business owners make the mistake of assuming that the air conditioning unit is functioning at maximum efficiency. Just because it hasn't broken down doesn't mean it is efficient. The fact is that air conditioning units lose a percentage of their efficiency every year that they go without maintenance. Therefore, that increase in energy bills may be because of a faulty piece of the air conditioning system. Just like any other machine, it is essential to do regular maintenance on your HVAC unit.
So what are some of the tips that you can implement to help your air conditioning run more efficiently?
Homeowners and business owners who have gone a long time without any maintenance should start with an inspection. The inspection will reveal all the aspects of the HVAC system that are performing beyond expectations. The examination also provides suggestions for ways you can improve the efficiency of your existing air conditioning system.
Hiring a company with a certified team of experts ensures that you get high-quality work. There are several things that an inspector should do, including changing a filter, cleaning next to the outdoor condenser, duct leakages, and other minor repairs. Replacing a filter is necessary to ensure the air circulation is perfect.
The pointers of the inspection report can act as a guideline to the changes you may have to take in the future. The inspection report also shows the energy performance of your home. You can compare the performance of your home to the government rebates, which can tell you whether you are above or below average.
Seasonal Repairs and Maintenance
Repairs and maintenance are essential to keeping the AC system in mint condition. Support can check airflow to ensure that all rooms have adequate airflow. Sometimes some places have reduced air conditioning due to poor air balance. Homeowners think that adjusting the deflectors can do the trick. However, you need a professional expert to balance your airflow.
Experts can detect minor repairs that can lead to significant issues that can be costly. Inspections are a great way to identify areas that require repairs and replacement. Doing small maintenance in advance can reduce the repairs expenses in the future. It is an easy way to ensure that your air conditioner is in tiptop condition at all times.
Most homeowners and business owners only do repairs and maintenance in spring to prepare for the hot seasons. However, most homeowners overlook the importance of conduction HVAC maintenance before the cold seasons. Heating energy bills can be high is your air conditioning system is losing heat. Therefore, it is essential to do repairs and maintenance before both cold and warm seasons.
Upgrade Your Air Conditioning Unit
Air conditioning technology has dramatically improved over the last couple of years. It is also easy to manage the home temperature with the latest models forms a smart home system. Older units tend to consume a lot of energy. Upgrading your AC unit will lower your energy bills and increase your air conditioning efficiency. HVAC units that are older than 20 years need replacing. You can also opt to replace a unit that is 10-years old for a new unit. The technology from 20-years ago cannot offer the air quality you will get from the current products.
Ensure that you find qualified experts to do the installation of the new unit. Hiring an HVAC expert to install your HVAC will ensure that everything works as expected. Don't attempt to do the DIY installation if you do not know about installing air conditioning units.
Customize the Existing Unit
Some homes have a heating system but lack an air conditioning unit. If you have a functional heating system, you can opt to add an air conditioner. It is essential to ask for an expert recommendation for air conditioning units compatible with your heating system. You should also enquire how the addition will impact your energy bill.
An expert will provide the details on the best AC unit to add, the cost, and the increase in energy consumption. The energy increase should be reasonable, and you should enjoy a more comfortable home during the warm seasons. Adding an AC unit to the existing heating system is cheaper than buying a new HVAC unit.
Plan Your Maintenance in Advance
No rule prohibits a homeowner and business owners from doing the necessary repairs or upgrades well before spring. It is in your best interest to have an optimum functioning air conditioning unit at all times. An AC unit that is efficient ensures that your family enjoys clean air indoors. People ignore the value of replacing the filter as soon as they expire. Planning a maintenance schedule ensures you don't have to scramble to find a contractor when everyone else is doing so in spring. It also provides that you are ready for the warm weather in advance. You can enjoy the fresh air indoors when from the first day of the warm seasons.
Why Do You Need an Expert?
It can be highly tempting to do maintenance on an HVAC system as a DIY project. However, it is not advisable. A small leak in a tube or duct in an AC unit can lead to an increase in energy units. An expert contractor has experience with a wide variety of AC units. You will receive expert advice on the best course of action for your maintenance. It is your right to request credentials from any contractor working on your AC units.
Howell Services ensure all experts have up to date licenses and have a clear understanding of the best techniques. You will receive high-quality services for any HVAC maintenance projects. Our experts will conduct a thorough inspection to identify all the potential problems of your unit.
When the maintenance is complete, you have our guarantee that you can enjoy your unit without any complications for a long time. You will see the result of our expert professional in no time when you work with us for your HVAC maintenance. Call us today and talk to one of our experts about your AC issues.