Tips From The AC Professionals at Go United AC in Broward County
How to Turn Your HVAC into a High Performance System
The summer heat will soon be upon us if you live in the Southern Florida region. If you’re like the rest of us, your AC unit runs constantly throughout the year. It’s vital to make sure that your HVAC system has regular maintenance in order for it to run properly.
First inspect, clean and change your filters. A dirty filter can cause all kinds of issues for your HVAC system. If you are the type of person who never changes your air filter, you can expect that your system will eventually become clogged and covered with dust and debris causing the AC to stop working all together. Air filters should be changed every 1-6 months depending on the brand and manufacturing.
The following are all items that must be checked and should be done by a reputable air conditioning repair professional.
· Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away. If you’re setting your thermostat to a specific temperature and you’ve noticed that the air never seems to get cool, you will undoubtedly have an issue with the system.
· Tighten all electrical connections. Your technician will and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
Our technicians at United AC and Refrigeration can make proper suggestions regarding the performance and maintenance of your AC unit in your Boca Raton or Broward County home.
· Lubricate all moving parts. Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increases the amount of electricity you use. A professional will ensure that all the moving parts are operating correctly. Most HVAC systems will come with a warranty on moving parts but this can be from 1-10 years.
· Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels. One of the first signs that your AC unit is about to go kaputz, is the levels of high humidity in your home. If you’re experiencing higher than normal humid conditions in your home, you may be having an HVAC problem.
· Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to assure the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly. There are many times that the HVAC Tech will recommend changing out your controls. It will also be possible that a new unit may be needed depending on the problems that the technician finds.
· Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils. Dirty coils reduce the system's ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
· Check your central air conditioner's refrigerant level and adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
· Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system's efficiency by up to 15 percent.
By ensuring that your system is working properly, you’ll be comfortable and will reduce any health problems such as asthma, COPD, and any other breathing illnesses. The best part is, you’ll be enjoying a cool and comfortable environment the way it’s meant to be.