How do I know if my A/C unit is property sized for my system?
Bigger isn’t always better; its performance & efficiency that count. Before purchasing a replacement system you should always make sure your system is sized properly to match your needs & budget. Too big, and you might waste money (over the course of years). Too small, and you’ll sacrifice comfort.
How can I increase the efficiency & life of my home’s heating & air conditioning systems?
A few quick tips: again: change filters frequently–these are literally pennies compared to how much money dirty filters can waste. Shades, drapes, shutters, & screens on windows that are exposed to extreme sunlight to keep room temperatures at moderate levels.
At what temperature should I set my thermostat?
That’s up to you, but also temp settings depend on the time of year and your personal preferences. In the summer, the average temperature setting is 75°-80°. In the winter 68°-72° is the norm. Remember, when leaving your house; try to avoid drastic temperature changes. Do not set your temperature back more than 5°; this will cause your unit to work harder to achieve the desired temperature setting.
How long does an average HVAC unit last?
Most HVAC systems last about 10 to 20 years–although 20 years is fairly rare. Now, even when your AC equipment is working, it might not be working efficiently. Your equipment may get louder and need more repairs. When a unit starts showing its age, you can either keep repairing the system or decide to replace it. We can help with that decision, just reach out.