The air conditioning is important to keeping your home cool and comfortable. There are several parts you should inspect for the HVAC system as well. The ductwork that runs through your walls and ceilings carries the cooled air from the air conditioner throughout your space. However, if there are holes or breaks in the ducts, that expensive cooled air will be wasted. This also causes your air conditioner to work harder and drive up your energy bills.
Make sure to check the thermostat. Especially if you still have the old dial-type thermostats, they could be incorrectly calibrated. Your air conditioner is not getting the right instructions from the control system. This problem is fairly easy to fix by replacing or re-calibrating your thermostats. If you have new programmable thermostats, sometimes these are difficult to program and they may be set incorrectly. If you still have the manual, check the instructions to make sure your thermostat’s settings are correct. You can also contact us and we can inspect the thermostat for you.
All the moisture that your air conditioner removes from the air has to go somewhere. It’s supposed to be removed from the space through a drain line, into a pan and finally down a drain. If the line or drain gets clogged or the pan gets full, the water can back up and damage your system. You can also wind up with water leaks that damage your walls, ceilings, and furnishings. If you don’t see it right away, you will eventually have mold growth. Having it inspected can help ensure that it is working efficiently.
Replace the Filter
You should also replace the air filters for your HVAC system. Airflow problems that lead to coils freezing are often caused by clogged air filters. If you are not sure how often to check the filter, make sure to contact us. We will advise you on the schedule to ensure the filter is clean and free of debris.
Check the ductwork
Also inspect the ductwork. You will want to repair it if there are any holes. If it seems like there’s not enough air coming from the registers, or your energy bills keep going up, have us look at the condition of your ductwork.
Make sure to take time and brush the debris away from around the unit that is outside. If the condenser or fan gets clogged with leaves, it will not work efficiently. It should also be cleaned of trash, dirt, and other debris. If the unit is clogged, it cannot get rid of the heat as effectively as it could otherwise. Noticing an issue early can help prevent time, money, and stress in the long run.