HVAC Tips For Your AC
You want to have your ducts and air and cooling system checked out, so when the weather finally breaks, you won’t have to worry about why your AC is not working properly. Take some precautions when selecting an HVAC repair company to come and service your home.
First, it is the perfect time to have your furnace filters changed. All of the dirt, debris and allergens that were trapped by your filters can actually cause your furnace to spew those items right back into the air. You don’t want to compromise your air quality, especially since with the coming of spring; there is also an increase in pollens and allergens that cause severe allergic reactions to occur. A good HVAC repair company will check all of your filters and then replace them.
If you plan on being able to use your air conditioner at some point in time, it is important for you to know if it is working properly and efficiently. The more you run your ac the more your utility bill will be. What many people are not aware of is that if you have to turn on your ac and the thermostat is 78 degrees or lower, your energy costs rise up to 5% for every degree under 78. If you do the math, that can get to be quite expensive.
A good tip for you to avoid having your thermostat set too high or low is pay attention to the temperature of the room around you and compare it with the temperature of the air that is coming from the ac. If the air being given off by the ac is 20 degrees Fahrenheit lower than the room, you are okay, that’s where you want it to be. Try to do this as often as possible. Running your ac causes the air to be dry. This causes the humidity levels in the air to go down and makes the environment much more comfortable.
Make sure that you keep up with all of your regularly scheduled maintenance appointments. Have an HVAC repair company come out every few months, especially right before the seasons change. Make sure that in addition to replacing your filters, they also clean the drain that your ac leaks into and the AC drip pan. If you don’t have the drain and drip pan cleaned properly, you run the risk of your ac not working as efficiently as it could when you really need it. This will also cause a really big spike in your utility bills.
Have the HVAC company check the refrigerant levels in your ac. If there is not enough refrigerant, than your AC will not be able to cool down your home as much as you’d like. In fact, if you turn on your ac and there is no refrigerant, you are wasting your time by creating a high utility bill and your home will still too hot.