We are feeling the summer heat here in Maryland. Whether it’s the dead heat of summer or the frigid cold of winter, there are a number of factors that can affect the performance of your HVAC system. Keep your HVAC running at peak performance all year long by paying attention to these key factors!
When you’re running your HVAC system, the point is to heat or cool the air inside to a more comfortable temperature. Proper insulation is an essential part of allowing the system to function efficiently. This means that the walls of your home or office building should be well insulated, as well as the ductwork itself. This way the HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to heat or cool the air.
Humidity also plays a significant role in HVAC efficiency, particularly in the summer time. Here on the East Coast, we are no strangers to that summer humidity. Your air conditioner should be able to remove the humidity from the air to get it cooled off. However, if humidity levels rise past a certain point, it will be far less effective. Higher humidity levels can make the air feel warmer despite the actual temperature. On super humid days, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to add a dehumidifier to assist the air conditioner.
Similar to insulation, sealing also helps to block outside air from coming in. Even the smallest cracks in or around windows, doors, pipes, or wiring can let in the outside air and decrease HVAC efficiency. If you’ve been noticing a decrease in efficiency, make sure all openings to the outside are thoroughly sealed.
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William E. Kingswell has remained a distinguished provider of commercial and residential heating and cooling services since 1937. We have provided an unmatched level of customer service to all of our clients, and we enjoy being the preferred HVAC equipment distributor of countless customers. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality heat pumps, boilers, unit heaters, HVAC accessories, and more. William E. Kingswell works with businesses and homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, Fairfax, Manassas, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, and Leesburg. To learn more about our extensive range of SpacePak, Concord, Allied Commercial, and Bard HVAC equipment, give us a call at 301-937-1900 or contact us today!