This week, the official start of the fall season finally arrives. Although there will still be some unseasonable warmth, you can rest assured that it’s almost time for sweaters, warm apple cider, and bundling up under extra layers. In other words, the heating season is starting to warm up. One big question you need to ask is if your home’s HVAC system is ready for it. Here’s what to look for when it comes to residential HVAC maintenance.
What Is the Capacity of the Unit?
First of all, you must consider the overall capacity of your residential HVAC unit. Older HVAC systems are not as efficient as newer ones; that’s because modern technology is always improving. Expertly-installed systems should meet and even exceed your expectations and needs. How warm does your home feel? In the heat of summer, it might feel unbearable to you; even so, it might be a good thing once fall and winter return.
How Does It Cool Your Home?
The next question you have to consider is how well your residential HVAC setup distributes heating and cooling throughout your home. Hot spots can be a sign that your system is getting too old and is slowly dying. What we are trying to say is that heating and cooling should be spread out evenly throughout your home.
Does It Make Too Much Noise?
It’s natural for residential HVAC systems to make noise as they run. Most of the time, this involves the motor emitting sound as it kicks on and then turns off again. Occasional odd noises indicate that your HVAC needs to be repaired. On the other hand, too much noise whenever it is running (or not even in operation at the moment) is a telltale sign that your system is failing and needs to be replaced.
Are Costs Rapidly Increasing?
Keeping track of your energy consumption can be confusing. Considering that you have probably spent the majority of the last six months staying at home, using the AC or the heating mechanisms in your home has probably caused your energy costs to rise. This is another sign that your air conditioner needs some TLC.
How Badly Do You Need Repairs?
Finally, consider the current condition of your residential HVAC configuration. Getting repairs once a year is not worth the investment, and even having preventative maintenance completed every five years or so is not a good outlook.
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