When I moved into my first place, I couldn't believe how dirty everything was all the time. I found myself dusting and mopping continuously, only to deal with a fresh layer of grime later. After awhile, I realized that the problem was blowing straight out of my air ducts. My ventilation lines were so dirty that it was spreading grime through my house every single time the air clicked on. Fortunately, I called an HVAC contractor who was able to clean my vents to a gleaming shine. I know how big of a difference cleaning up your ventilation system can make, which is why I want to spread the word.
Air conditioning systems are critical to keep your home's interior temperature comfortably regulated. Misinformation concerning air conditioning systems is fairly common, and you will need to have these ideas corrected.
Myth: Larger Systems Are Always Better
When replacing the air conditioning system, choosing the size of the primary unit will be among the most important factors. Homeowners will typically default to assuming that the larger system will always provide more effective cooling. Yet this is not actually the way that these systems function, and buying a unit that is more powerful than your home requires is only likely to lead to energy waste.
Myth: Air Conditioners Do Not Need To Be Tuned Or Balanced
An air conditioning system is a highly complicated mechanical system that will require regular maintenance and tuning to keep it operational. Homeowners that neglect this type of maintenance will be more likely to encounter air conditioning performance problems or major malfunctions. Homeowners should never attempt to tune or balance their air conditioning systems without professional help. It can be easy to injure yourself during this work, and an improperly tuned or balanced air conditioner could suffer major damage when it is activated.
Myth: The Thermostat Plays Little Importance To The System's Overall Efficiency
It is a common mistake for individuals to underestimate the importance of the thermostat to the overall performance of their system. Once the thermostat becomes damaged or is otherwise unable to effectively function, the entire system can suffer due to the fact that the thermostat will control when the main unit activates. If your thermostat is many years old or has suffered damage, you might want to consider replacing it. This is a fairly low-cost repair to make, and it can provide immediate and noticeable benefits to the overall performance of the air conditioner.
Myth: There Is No Major Difference Between The Different Types Of Air Filters
The quality of the air filters that you use in your system will be another factor that can impact its overall performance. Individuals that use subpar air filters may find that the air quality in the home is reduced. This results from the inability of these filters to remove many of the smaller particles that could be in the air. In addition to using high-quality air filters, you must also ensure the air filters are regularly changed. Any type of air filters will start to lose performance once it becomes coated in dust.
For more information about air conditioners, talk to your local HVAC equipment manufacturer.