FAQs about replacing Your HVAC Unit
What is an HVAC unit?
HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. The term HVAC is mainly used to represent heating and cooling systems consisting of channeling air between indoor and outdoor areas. These systems keep your home cozy warm in winters, while keeping it cool and fresh in summers. The air filters, humidification controls and thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature, according to your personal preference.
How to improve the efficiency and life span of your HVAC unit?
Clean and replace your filters frequently. The blower provides constant air movement throughout the house and allows better filtration. To keep room temperatures at moderate levels, install shadows, covers, blinds, or screens on windows exposed to excessive sunlight.
Is regular maintenance for an HVAC unit necessary after replacing it with a new unit?
HVAC units require regular maintenance because they are continuously used for long hours both day and through. They consistently work around the clock to keep you and your family safe indoors from harsh winters and warm summers. Dust, dirt, and debris are the worst enemies of a HVAC system. It’s essential to clean all filters and to keep heat exchangers and coils away from anything that could block the airflow. Skilled technicians recommend the heating and cooling system should be checked and maintained twice a year, preferably in spring and autumn. Change filter regularly, depending on the filter type. Regular maintenance can eliminate most common problems that need to be corrected and can significantly reduce the likelihood of a serious failure.
Is an expert technician needed to replace the old HVAC unit system with a new one?
Yes, you will require the services of an experienced technician because replacing an HVAC unit requires considerable knowledge and expertise. Skilled technicians are aware of the various models and capabilities of each unit. They will help you choose the right system for your home.
How do I know if I have an existing warranty on my HVAC system?
Warranty terms and conditions vary from one manufacturer to another. It’s essential to check the labels on your HVAC unit to check for warranty dates.
Why do I need to change the filter regularly?
Regular filter change helps your heating and cooling system to operate at the optimum level and improve indoor air quality. It is important to regularly change the filters to ensure proper airflow and to purify your home from dust, allergens and microbes. Depending on the type of filter the system has, it may need replacement once a week, or within a month or two.
How healthy is the indoor air?
According to studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to internal air pollutants may be 2 to 5 times higher than outside. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust and dust mites in your home. However, not all airborne particles can be eliminated. Filtration devices can help eliminate very small particles. Choose an HVAC unit that comes with its own filtration system. Some filtering devices include UV light units, air filters, energy recovery fans (ERVs), heat recovery fans (HRVs) and electronic air purifiers.
How to remove indoor odors?
One way to clean the air is to integrate the germicidal (UV) lights in your home, which help to kill odors and prevent the growth of biological pollutants, sterilizing surfaces in the HVAC system. It purifies the air and prevents the pollutants from growing. Sometimes poor ventilation causes unpleasant odors. Signs of poor ventilation include moisture condensation on wall windows and stagnant air. A qualified service professional technician can review your HVAC system to determine if this is a problem that needs to be addressed. The technician can also tell you how the ventilation system can circulate and ventilate the indoor air.
How do I know if the air conditioning unit is large enough?
Remember that bigger is not always better, you have to consider the performance and efficiency of the HVAC unit above everything else. Before choosing a replacement unit for your old HVAC system, consider the size of your home and your budget. Above all, you should consult an experienced professional to help you choose a unit based on your home configuration.
As a comprehensive service provider, we at Quality Service, Inc. define customer satisfaction as the ability to serve as many people as we can and keep their HVAC systems and appliances working efficiently. If you have an appliance repair, heating or cooling service need, call us today at (708) 748-1946.