You might think of your heating and cooling system as just a "BOX" that can be turned "ON" and "OFF" in order to control your home temperature, but your system is a lot more than that. It has an impact on the air that you breathe, the moisture and mold growth, the amount of energy that you use, the un necessary expenses that you carry, and most importantly, on your and your family's health.
Just like your car, your home comfort system needs routine maintenance to keep it running at its best. Without regular maintenance, heating and cooling systems waste energy and are ore likely to break down. With the proper attention however, they can they can keep you comfortable year round. A system which is not running in top shape, is one that is costing you money every month.
Here is a list of tips for those who want to know what their system needs for best possible performance
Some tips on using A/C
During very high ambient temperature (above 30 C), air conditioning unit are Not working with design temperature, because most of them are sized on an ambient of 26 ℃.
We advise you not to set A/C units to work below ℃, because it could lead to problems. If you do so to speed up cooling, it could lead the evaporator coil to freeze-up during cooler ambient temperature.
If the A/C unit is too large, there will be a problem, because it may not cool uniformly or provide proper dehumidification.
Set the fan on low speed in humid weather to remove moisture from the air, which will make it feel cooler.
Clear the furniture away from air conditioning vents.
Weather-strip door and windows.
Keep windows closed and draperies, blinds, and shades drown.
Check the air filter once a month and clean or replace them when necessary, because dusty filters reduce air flow and unit will consume excess energy.
Clear grass, shrubs, leaves and other obstruction from the area around the outside of condensing unit. It must have unobstructed air flow all around to dissipate the heat that is being removed from inside.
The axle should be lubricated, and blades cleaned
The fan belt should be adjusted so it deflects no more than an inch when pressed
While thermostats rarely fail, they can degrade over time. Faulty thermostats can send faulty signals to the system thinking the room is warmer or colder than it really is.
Houses with forced-air furnaces have an air filter to keep it and its duct work clean. This filter sits in between the main return duct and the furnace cabinet at the blower side. This filter should be kept clean all year round on heating and cooling seasons.
Media filters are made of deeply pleated, paper-like material, and media particles.
Media filter can cover up to 75 square feet when stretched out. This increased area of filtration will increase the life of the filter.
Choose a filter that matches your blower capacity.
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