While homeowners rely on their heating and air-conditioning systems to keep their homes comfortable throughout the year, many neglect routine maintenance and improvements. They just expect their HVAC system to work when they need it, without ever having to clean, adjust or pay much attention to it. And then, when the furnace stops working in mid-January or the air conditioner dies during a heat wave of 100 °, those careless homeowners are in a bind. Nortech Heating Services has some nice tips on this.
The best way to avoid emergencies with your furnace or air conditioner is simply to have them serviced regularly by a professional HVAC firm. Routine cleaning, service and repair will help your heating and cooling system live a long life, keeping you and your family healthy and comfortable regardless of outside temperature!
Air Conditioners Many manufacturers recommend annual air conditioner service. Such routine maintenance will detect bigger issues as well as test coolant rates, condenser capacity and other performance-related areas to keep the air conditioner in great working order. This maintenance is necessary from heat pumps to traditional cooling units, for all types of air conditioners.
Size is one common problem with air conditioning systems. Not all households have a central air conditioner device of the right size or the properly sized ductwork to move the cooler air throughout the house. Either problem can cause your air conditioner to work too hard, leading to roadside problems. Make sure that any new air conditioner or ductwork is the correct size before installation or have your current system evaluated by an air conditioner specialist for proper scale.
If you have an older air-conditioning system, you might still use Freon as a coolant. This substance has been banned as environmentally hazardous by the EPA in recent years, and should not be used. The coolant inside your air conditioner needs to be replaced with an environmentally safe product like Puron for your safety and the planet’s. Trained professional air conditioning contractors can reliably dispose of the old refrigerant and use the new “green” air conditioning technology to get your air conditioner running.