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History of the Air Conditioning System

The history of the air conditioner for your home goes back to 1902. This was when the first air conditioner was invented by Willis Carrier. Being a skilled engineer, Carrier began experimenting with the laws of humidity control to solve an application problem. With his system, air was sent through the coils filled with cold water. This allowed the air to cool while also removing moisture from it to control humidity. A belt driven condensing unit was then condenser unit was then developed. This was the model that became the most common one for air conditioners in your home.

History of the System

Today’s air conditioners are able to operate based on the same fundamentals as Carrier’s back in 1933. They incorporate advancements in vapor compression, diagnostics, controls, electronic sensors, and even efficiency. Newer air conditioners have advanced components to them as well. This includes a two stage scroll compressor which allows for it to be quieter and more efficient as well. In the last five years, minimum efficiency standards have increased. This has allowed the systems to help reduce the energy consumption.

Thanks to the invention of the home air conditioner, more than 80% of households have air conditioners. While most of these are central air conditioners, there are also window or portable ones as well. Having an air conditioner has certainly gone from a luxury to being a necessity. It will also help to improve your quality of life, and has several health benefits. If you notice that your monthly energy bills are increasing, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the air conditioner for you to help ensure it is working efficiently. If there is a problem, having it repaired as soon as possible is always the best thing to do for it. This can also help prevent a warm and uncomfortable home this summer.

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Keep the Filter in the Best Condition


When you own a home, you will also need to take proper care of the HVAC system as well. This will help to ensure that the temperature in your home is at the desired degree you have it set at. Remember to keep up to date on HVAC services. Preventative maintenance should be done before each heating and cooling season. This will help to ensure that the system is working the best it can be.

Filter Inspections are Needed for the System

The filter is one of the parts that should be inspected on a regular basis. This helps to keep the air in the best condition possible. A filter is designed to capture the dirt and dust that is in the air of your home. It will then prevent it from entering the ductwork. Dirt and dust that get into the ductwork, it will be redistributed back into the air of your home. Operating a HVAC system without a filter can lead to issues with the parts as well. The dirt and dust can cause the parts to wear down quicker and become damaged. This can quickly add up to a costly repair bill.

Also remember to have an extra one on hand. This comes in handy if you need to change and replace the filter suddenly. If you are not sure what type of filter is right for your system and home, make sure to contact us. We can recommend what filter is the correct one, and the options you have. By having a clean filter, you will notice the system runs more efficient as well. Also remember to notice anything out of the norm. Odd sounds and noises can mean issues have formed and will need to be inspected. We will be able to check the HVAC system, filter, and other parts for an issue. Inspections will increase the efficiency and performance of the system

Spring Tune Ups are Important for the HVAC System


Before you get ready to switch the air conditioner system on, you will want to make sure that it is in the best condition possible. Now is the perfect time to have it professionally inspected. We will be able to check all the parts, components, and overall condition of the HVAC system. The last thing you will want is to flip on the air conditioner, and it does not work. Contact us, and we can set up an appointment to look at everything to ensure it is working efficiently.

Filter Inspections for your System

The filter should always be inspected on a regular basis for your HVAC system. No matter if you have the furnace running, or the air conditioner, the filter plays an important role. It is designed to capture dirt, dust, and other pollutants that are in the air of your home. With time, the filter can become clogged with the pollutants. It is important to check the filter often, and replace it when necessary. If you are not sure how often you should replace the filter, make sure to contact us.

Also remember to check the ductwork in your home. Check to make sure that it is clean and free of a build up of dirt or dust. If it is too dirty, then it can block the flow of air moving through the ductwork and into your home again. You can also check the ductwork for any signs of cracks, holes, or damage. This will result in the air leaking out before it makes its way to rooms in your home. Another sign of damage to the ductwork is if you notice that your monthly energy bills have increased. If the system is running harder or more often, there could be a reason why.

Whole Home Filtration Systems are Beneficial


The air in your home should always be the best that it can be, you can do so with an air filtration system. Doing so will help everyone breathe easier and avoid any irritants. As the home is usually closed up during the winter, the air can become stale and the home will lack fresh air. Dust, dirt, allergens, and other air pollutants can start to become recycled through the air in your home. To help reduce these issues in your home, you can invest in a whole home air purifier. You can also purchase a portable air purifier that can clean the air of select areas or rooms of your home.

Different Systems

Some of the systems can be filter based. These are installed in the HVAC furnace system and the air intake points. You can also buy a system that is duct based. These are placed in the air duct path of the unit. There are also stand-alone systems that you can use for the attic or closets. If you are not sure what type of air purifier is right for your home, we can help to recommend one.

An Air Purifier

The purpose of an air purifier is that they will absorb dust and dust mites that might be in the air of your home. This means that you will have a cleaner home, as well as better air quality. The purifier will also help to eliminate any mold spores from the air of your home as well. HEPA air purifiers are the most reliable at being able to eliminate the mold spores from the air in your home. With an air purifier, you may also notice that your home will start to smell better as well. Any odors from cooking, pets, or tobacco products can be reduced or removed from the air in your home.

Spring Maintenance for your HVAC System


In the spring, make sure to check your HVAC system for any issues or problems that it might have. You will want to make sure to have the system inspected before the start of summer and the air conditioning season. This will help to make sure that it will run efficiently when you need to this summer. Having it checked now will help reduce the chance of an issue when you go to flip the air conditioner on for the cooling season. We can inspect the air conditioner and other HVAC parts for you to help ensure everything is working, as it should be.

Spring Cleaning Air Conditioner

Checking the air conditioner is important because you will want it to run efficiently when you need it to this summer. It is always best to have it checked ahead of time, that way you know it will cool the air in your home when you go to flip the switch from heat to cool. We can also check to make sure that leaves, debris, and other items are moved away from the exterior parts of the air conditioner. This will help it run efficiently. With proper maintenance and inspections, you can help be ready for the upcoming cooling season.

Ductwork

Another part to inspect is the ductwork. The ductwork should be clean and free of a build up of dirt, dust, and other debris that may be in there. When there is a build up of debris, then the air will not flow as efficiently as it should. This can result in more strain for the HVAC system in your home. As the air tries to push through the ductwork, the build up can prevent it from being redistributed back into your home again. If there is an issue with any HVAC part, make sure to contact us as soon as possible.

Knowing What the Humidity in your Home should be at


No matter what time of the year, you will need to have at least some humidity in your home. Having too dry of air can cause irritated eyes or throat, dry skin, and even lead to furniture being affected. You will want to make sure that your home is set at a comfortable humidity level so you can enjoy it. You will always want to make sure that your HVAC system is properly maintained so it is working the best that it can be.

Relative Humidity

In your home, you will have to make sure that the relative humidity is at the correct percent. Ideally you should have the relative humidity level at 40 to 50 percent. This will also help to prevent condensation on the windows. In the warmer summer months, the relative humidity should be between 30 and 45 percent. This will help to keep the home comfortable during the summer months. If you are not sure if your home is at the right humidity levels, we can inspect it for you. You will never want your home to have too much or not enough, so make sure it is the best it can be.

Good Quality Air

Besides having the proper humidity levels, you will want to make sure the air is the best quality to breathe. This is especially important if anyone suffers from allergy or asthma symptoms in your home. As the air recirculates in your home, the pollutants and allergens continue to stay in the air. If you invest in an air purifier, you can help to remove these from the air in your home. If you notice that the HVAC system is having issues as well, contact us.

Keeping the Filter Clean for your HVAC system


The filter will need to be changed regularly to help ensure that your furnace system is working correctly. As always, make sure that you have the system maintained on a regular basis. This will help to make sure that all the parts and HVAC system are operating efficiently and at top performance levels. When there is an issue with it, make sure to have it inspected as soon as you can. This will help to keep things as cost efficient as well.

Reducing Dirt and Dust

The filter is designed to help keep the HVAC system operating well and reducing dust and dirt from the air. The filter will collect the dust, dirt, and other pollutants that are in the air of your home. This will then help prevent it being distributed through your home as the system operates. Dirt and dust can cause the air in your home to be difficult to breathe. This is especially true if anyone suffers from allergies or asthma in your home.

Remember to Change the Filter

On a regular basis, make sure to check the filter of your system. It will need to be as clean as possible. Sometimes you can vacuum the filter so it stays clean. Remember to change the filter based on the recommended schedule. If you are not sure how often the filter should be changed, make sure to contact us. We can advise you when the filter should be swapped out for a new one. Sometimes this can depend on your household, if anyone smokes, or if you have pets. The filter will help to remove pet dander and pet hair from the air of your home. Having a clean filter will help make your home more enjoyable to be in.