Why You Shouldn't Put off Your Annual AC Inspection
Central air conditioning is a modern amenity that most homeowners can't imagine living without. You rely on your AC system to keep your home's interior nice and cool when outdoor temperatures rise.
The last thing you want to discover is that your AC unit isn't creating the cool air you need and desire. Before you panic, ask yourself a few simple questions to troubleshoot the problem and restore the efficiency of your AC system.
If you are going to have central air put in your home and you live in a dusty area, then there are some things you want to be aware of, so you can make some choices to help your system run well for as long as possible and so you can prevent some other issues. Here are some of the things that you want to know when you live in a dusty area before your HVAC installation:
One of the last things that you want to have happen during the colder months of the year is for your furnace to break to the point that it is no longer able to produce any heat. Before you know it, your house can become freezing cold and you and your loved ones will have to find shelter elsewhere in order to remain warm. Too low temperatures in your home can be a major health risk.
No one wants to have to install a new air conditioner in the summer months, but there may be good reasons to do so. If your system quits working and a replacement is your best option, you might not have many other options. However, you should not rush into the replacement process, even when it is sweltering. Here are some things to think about if you are considering an air conditioner replacement in the warm summer months:
As people look to save money on utilities, evaporative cooling, also called evaporation and swamp cooling, has gained attention. This is a system in which cold water evaporates, and the cool vapor is blown out of the unit. Because evaporation uses less power than refrigeration, which is the traditional air conditioning as you know it, people think that using evaporation will save them money. This is not always the case. In fact, refrigeration may be more cost-efficient for you.
I almost always have my air conditioner inspected every spring before I start using it in the summer. However, last year I decided to skip the inspection. Everything had been OK for the last couple of years, so I assumed that it would be fine this year as well. Why not save a few dollars and skip the annual check up, just this once?
Of course, this was the year that my air conditioner decided to break down. It ran for a few days, but it never really seemed to get cool enough to bring the indoor temperature down. Then it started making a loud noise, right before shutting off completely. By that time, the AC repair company was swamped like it always is when the weather is warm, and I had to wait days for an appointment. Next year, I will definitely be getting that yearly inspection first.
Central air conditioning is a modern amenity that …
If you are going to have central air put in your h …
One of the last things that you want to have happe …
No one wants to have to install a new air conditio …
As people look to save money on utilities, evapora …