An HVAC system is a significant investment for any homeowner to make. In order to enjoy longer HVAC system life and greater comfort let a certified professional help you.
Get Professional Help
First and foremost, get your system inspected by a trained HVAC professional before peak heating or cooling season. Spring and fall are the best times because you want a pro checking your system out before you really need it. A system that’s not in good working order will have to work a lot harder to cool your home, which wastes a lot of energy. It also puts a lot of stress on the components, which can reduce system life.
What the Experts will do
There are a few things your dealer will do during a professional inspection:
- Check the filter status. Dirty filters make the system work harder because it’s pulling air through greater resistance. Dirty filters also affect the quality of the air in your home.
- Check the refrigerant charge. A system with too little refrigerant will have to run longer, wasting energy and creating extra system stress. A system with too much refrigerant won’t cool very efficiently, and will also suffer damage as it runs.
- Check the electrical connections. Over time, screws and connectors can come loose, which can create arcing and sparks that could damage electrical components like control boards, compressors and blower motors.
- Clean the coils. The outdoor coil can gather dust and dirt, harming efficiency. The indoor coil can likewise become jammed with household dust, which increases energy use and can even cause the coil to freeze over.
What you can do
The most important thing a homeowner can do to preserve system life is a regular check of the filter. Every home is different, but typically, you’re looking at getting 1 to 3 months out of your filter. Any longer than that, and your system is going to have to work against the bottleneck of a clogged filter.
Call us at Husky Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule your expert check-up appointment!
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