When the weather is hot, it doesn’t take long for your home to heat up after the air conditioner breaks down. Often times, people switch their AC on after a long winter, only to find that it doesn’t work or doesn’t perform as well as it should. While air conditioning issues may only come once a year, if at all, there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure that your system remains functional for as long as possible.
1. Regularly Change Your Air Filters
Air filtration is huge when it comes to your AC system and depending on your system and the size of your filter, you may need to change this out as often as once a month. Professional HVAC technicians can tell you when your filter needs to be changed and they can even do it for you. However, if you find out how often your filter needs to be changed and write it down, you can easily change out the filter on your own and save yourself the money you would spend on a professional visit.
2. Professional Tune-Ups
Of course, that doesn’t mean you should never contact a professional, and if you notice that your system is underperforming, this may be a good idea.
Your HVAC technicians can carry out a system tune-up that involves checking the air filter, cleaning condenser coils, checking and adjusting refrigeration levels, and tightening up your system’s electrical connections, among other things. A lot can go wrong with an AC system, but having a professional ensure the quality of each and every component is a great way to extend the life of your system and make sure it performs when you need it most.
3. Choosing the Right System for Your Home
If you are installing a system for the first time or having your old system replaced, it’s important that the new system is suitable for your home. Keep in mind that bigger systems don’t always mean better performance, and installing a system that is either too big or too small will weaken the quality of your air conditioning Oshawa and increase your energy bills.
Your installation technicians should be able to identify which system is most appropriate for your home, and in addition to the size of the system, they should install the correct size of ductwork if it’s being used.
4. Ensuring That Your Air Is Pressurized
For central air conditioning systems, the size and quality of your ductwork will not only impact the amount of pressure in your system, but will also determine how much air is lost in between your system and your vents. If your system is being installed for the first time, you would want to ensure that your installers get the sizing of ductwork correct and make sure that the ducting is properly sealed to contain pressure and prevent air loss. This will ultimately improve indoor temperature and it will better control the level of energy needed to cool your home.