Your heating and air conditioning units are installed to make your home more comfortable and to keep you warm on a chilly winter night and cool on a sweltering hot summer day. But in order to prevent expensive heating and air conditioning repair, it is important to give your HVAC system proper care. So here are some frequently asked questions about everything you need to know about HVAC systems, explained.
How often should I change my HVAC air filters?
Your HVAC air filters are put in place to prevent your home from being clogged with dust and debris. Changing these air filters is an easy way to cut down on asthma and other respiratory diseases all year round. Make sure to change your filter once a month. A good technique to help you to remember is to write the date you changed the filter on it with pencil, and when you cannot see the date anymore it is time for a new one!
Is the humidity level important?
Yes! If you do not have the proper levels of humidity you will either have a very clammy house or one that is exceptionally dry. Generally, the opium indoor humidity level is about 40% and this level will cut down on allergens in the home, mold, and dust mites.
How does the HVAC system actually work?
A fan will draw air from outdoors into your home that will travel through the ducts in your home. They will then reach the system’s air handler, which will heat or cool the air then spread it across your home.
When would I need to repair or replace my HVAC system?
A good rule of thumb is to keep an eye out for any unusual sounds or smells when it comes to your HVAC system. This includes an electrical smell, a smell of rotten eggs, or puddles under the unit. These smells can alert you that there is a gas leak or an electrical shortage, and puddles can signify a leak in the unit that can cause it to function ineffectively.
Have any other questions? Make sure to call a HVAC systems company today to get quality service directly in your home.