The HVAC system isn’t usually at the top of your mind as you seek to buy a new home. Unfortunately, you’ll be stuck feeling hot, humid, and uncomfortable if your new home’s AC system isn’t working properly. To help new homeowners ensure the air conditioner is providing maximum performance, we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share a few tips.
Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance Tips
Look Over AC Warranty. Checking if the AC unit has a warranty and review its terms and conditions is the first step. In case any issues arise, new homeowners will want to keep a copy of this warranty on hand.
Maintenance History Review. Ask if the previous homeowner will share past AC maintenance and inspection findings to get a clear picture of your HVAC system’s history. This offers insight into past problems and what your expectations may be.
Schedule Professional HVAC Services. It is best to schedule a professional AC maintenance check as soon as possible, especially if the previous homeowner can’t provide a warranty or past maintenance records. Before they become a problem, a certified HVAC technician will identify any issues or needed repairs.
New AC Installation Considerations. You may need to replace the AC system. A home in Las Vegas means you are using the AC considerably. The strain makes air conditioners last less than AC unit in cooler regions. Even if the unit is relatively new, it may be the wrong size, improperly maintained, or even improperly maintained. Have an expert inspect the unit and system to get their feedback. Should you opt to install a new system, make sure the AC unit is the right size and if you need a single central air conditioner, multiple systems, or a primary system with smaller units throughout the home. This is especially important if you are building a new home. Ensure the HVAC unit’s efficiency rating to save you money on energy bills in the long run when you budget for a new system. This includes familiarizing yourself with the efficiency ratings including SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio), AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency specific to furnaces, water heaters, and boilers), or HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor specific to heat pumps).
How Do I Take Care of My AC Unit?
There are things you can do to ensure your AC is running efficiently and saves you money. Prevent your unit from working too hard by fluctuating the temperature or running it too high or low. Be sure to regularly regard the list below.
1) Thermostat Settings. A recommended energy-efficient temperature range can often be found in the AC owner’s manual. You can ask the technician during maintenance services for recommendations. A programmable thermostat can keep your house at the right temperature even when you’re away.
2) Regularly Change Air Filter. It is recommended air filters are changed every 30–90 days due to particle buildup on the AC filters. In the Vegas Desert, check the filter once a month and every week if they are not full and track each maintenance over a 3–6-month period to establish the schedule your home needs specific to your individual circumstances. Also, ensure the outdoor unit has 3 feet of clearance.
3) Promote Effective Airflow. This includes sealing areas of the home where outdoor air can get in and indoor air can seep out. Doorways or cracks around windows are common culprits. The leaks will lower your HVAC efficiency otherwise. Ensure all vents are open and nothing is blocked by furnishings.
4) Professional HVAC Services. Make sure both the cooling system and heating system are properly tuned up and maintained once a year.
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