Are you tired of searching the internet endlessly for answers to your HVAC questions and concerns? We’ve got you covered with this list of common questions about all HVAC issues, from repair issues to new system installation concerns.
There are many ways you can modify air conditioning and heating units to improve indoor air quality, including:
Air conditioners last 10-15 years on average. While simple, inexpensive issues may warrant waiting on replacement, costly problems, and especially those involving coolant leaks, warrant timely replacement. Such advances have been made in cooling technology, newer systems offer substantial monthly energy savings and a rapid return on investment.
If your system was installed before 2005, you could see as much as 50% savings on cooling with a new unit. Choosing a system 16 SEER or higher variable-speed system increases savings. Ask your technicians about available rebates and tax incentives to offset costs.
SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio measures the ratio of cooling output during a typical cooling season and divides it by the energy used in watt-hours. The higher the rating, the more efficient a system and the less energy it uses. Put simply, higher SEER = lower cooling bills and improved comfort.
It’s best to have your system service twice a year, in the spring and fall, To avoid the need for unnecessary HVAC repair expenses and the need for emergency service in weather extremes.
Safely DIY maintenance tasks include:
Air conditioner repair professionals suggest upgrading to a smart thermostat to save money on cooling expenses. Smart thermostats allow you to control settings from anywhere, adjusting the thermostat when your home is unoccupied. They also provide maintenance alerts, filter change reminders, and suggestions for additional savings. Learn more about the benefits of smart thermostats.
You can reduce hot and cold spots in your home by choosing a system with a variable-speed or two-stage blower, zoning your home, or by integrating a ductless system for added comfort in problem areas.