Do you enjoy keeping your home at a reasonable temperature, regardless of the weather outdoors? Are you looking for a way to do so? If the answers to these questions are yes, consider calling up an HVAC company to see if they can install an HVAC system in your house. Not having an HVAC system (and especially not having one in a home that’s not well insulated) can make your energy efficiency drop as much as 30%. That’s a huge chunk of change you’re losing, simply because you lack the right heating and air conditioning system. Let’s talk about what an HVAC system can do for your home, what kind of maintenance an HVAC system requires, and who you can call for HVAC repair and/or maintenance when it’s needed, to keep you comfortable all year round.
Why Should I Look Into a New HVAC System?
An HVAC system can help you heat and cool your house more efficiently — which means your energy bills will be lower, but you’ll wind up being more comfortable over all. An HVAC system can also help purify your air (that’s the ventilation, or the V in HVAC at work). People in your house with allergies or asthma may thank you for upgrading.
If your house is older, it might be time to think about installing a new HVAC system, as old ones tend to be less efficient as they age, which could be costing you a pretty penny.
Some states also offer incentives if you install a more energy efficient HVAC system, so if you’re thinking about installing, check and see if you can get some money off installation or a tax credit, come tax season.
What Can an HVAC Company Do For Me?
An HVAC company will deploy HVAC technicians to your home to make sure that things are running correctly. They can inspect and run maintenance on HVAC systems, test different parts of the HVAC system to figure out what repairs need to be done, and repair or place worn out parts or parts that aren’t working anymore. They can also help with installing a new HVAC system or removing an old one.
If you have issues with your HVAC system, getting in touch with an HVAC company is always a good idea, as they may be able to offer specific suggestions on what to do with your model and make of system. They’re an excellent resource to use should you have questions or need assistance with keeping your HVAC system up and running well.
How Often Should I Be Running Maintenance on my HVAC System?
You should be doing a full scale cleaning as the seasons change (so, after the summer and winter) and many people find that calling an HVAC service for assistance is useful. This full scale cleaning will help get rid of any dirt, debris, outside material, or other items that might be clogging your system and hindering the HVAC’s efficiency.
Many HVAC service companies expect to do the annual maintenance at the start of the summer, in which they check air filters, structural components, like loose screws, and remove any internal blockages. They’ll likely come armed with a list of things to be on the lookout for and will run down the list.
Energystar.gov suggests changing your HVAC filter every one to three months, depending on usage. Furnaces should also be inspected and tuned up once a year to keep your home safe and heated properly for the cold months ahead.
HVAC experts report that around three-quarters of the no-heat calls that they get in the winter is because the person calling didn’t maintain their system properly. To avoid such a situation, make sure that you’re following a maintenance schedule, to keep yourself and your family safe and comfortable during the extremely hot or cold months.
Installing a new HVAC system can be a smart move, especially if you live in a climate with fluctuating temperatures. Remember to be conducting regular maintenance and to keep your HVAC technician’s number handy in case of emergency.