Have you realized that you need one or more of the following home maintenance products or services?
- Air conditioner
- Air conditioning repair
- HVAC inspection
- HVAC maintenance
- HVAC repair
- New HVAC unit
- Plumbing inspection
- Residential electrical services
- Residential plumbing services
If you’re primarily concerned with the heating, ventilation, and cooling systems in your home, you will want to contact an HVAC company. When you contact an HVAC company, they can provide a variety of services for you. In addition to inspecting your existing system, when advised, they can also provide repairs.
When it’s time to replace your old HVAC system, an HVAC company will also be able to provide this service. A new heating system may be recommended if the following conditions apply to your current unit:
- It’s over 12-to-15 years old.
- It needs frequent repairs.
- It doesn’t supply enough heat.
- It cycles on and off at irregular intervals..
- It consumes more and more energy.
- It emits odd noises.
Have you been regularly maintaining your heating system? If not, were you aware that they can stop working suddenly? According to some HVAC experts, up to 75% of the calls that they receive in the winter because a furnace isn’t emitting heat are due to a lack of regular maintenance.
Your HVAC company may recommend a “high efficiency” furnace. These have AFUE ratings between 90%-and-95%, which is significant. While you may need to pay a bit more for these furnaces, you will eventually save money and energy. Furthermore, these types of units tend to have a several advanced features that you will probably appreciate.
Approximately half, or 48%, of the energy use in an average home is for heating and cooling. Having a high-efficiency furnace can reduce these heating costs. Furthermore, if you have an attic, you may be losing 20% of your heat through your roof. When you have an HVAC company come to your home, you can ask them about installing insulation in your roof to prevent heat from escaping.
Another issue that might be affecting your home’s heating and cooling efficiency could be improper installation. It’s been found that improper installation can decrease efficiency by 30%.
When the cold months are over, having an efficient cooling system may be a concern. If you have one or more air conditioning units in your home, when well-maintained, they usually last between 10-to-15 years. If you’ve had these units for longer, or if they aren’t working effectively, then having an HVAC company inspect them is a good idea.