HVAC Tips and Advice for You
Why Won't It Get Comfortable?
You may think that the key to comfort is to get a bigger, more powerful HVAC system. However, heating and air-conditioning systems are usually oversized to begin with. When an air conditioner is too large, it can actually make your comfort worse. The most common culprit making you feel uncomfortable is your air distribution or duct system, but comfort can also be affected by air cleanliness, humidity, insulation, and even the room registers.
The Importance of HVAC Cleaning
Routine maintenance will prevent potential problems from becoming major malfunctions with your HVAC system. Without proper maintenance, it is just a matter of time until your equipment will fail. Elite Service Company offers you a comprehensive service agreement, with recommended service in both the spring and the fall.
Beat the Heat This Summer
Operating a dirty air-conditioning unit can cause unnecessary loss of efficiency and can damage the unit. There are a number of simple steps you can take to ensure it is running properly, including trimming around the outdoor unit to prevent airflow obstruction, remove any leaves or clippings from the outdoor cooler, replace its indoor filter regularly, and maintain proper ventilation by reducing clutter in your attic.
How to Choose a Contractor
A good contractor can help you make the right choices for your HVAC system and give you the best value for your money. Remember: no matter how well-made your unit is or who manufactures it, the comfort, reliability, and energy-efficiency that it provides are due to the company handling the installation. Be sure to properly research any contractor and their qualifications before making your final selection.
How Old is Your Furnace?
Is your HVAC unit past its prime? Each type of equipment has its own lifespan, but you shouldn't wait too long to have it replaced with a brand new system. If you wait, you risk paying more for repairs and utilities over the years.
Is My HVAC System Worth Fixing?
If you have an older heating or A/C system and are facing hundreds of dollars in repairs, it may be time to consider a replacement unit. You can then put the money you would be spending on repairs towards a new system and save on further repairs down the road.
How Can I Reduce Dust?
Dust can pile up in every corner of your home over time. Allergens, particulates, dander, and other particles are invisible to the naked eye and can land anywhere, even in your lungs. Electronic air cleaners are the most effective solution, but throwaway and mechanical air filters for your A/C unit will catch some dust as well.
Prevent Future Furnace Problems
Properly care for your furnace and avoid any costly repairs down the road. Regular maintenance for your heating system will help it last for years. Always replace your filters, remove any nearby clutter, and pay attention for unusual sounds or smells.
Cut Costs with Energy Star Products
Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through higher levels of energy efficiency. Products that earn the Energy Star certification must meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Energy Star products are also 10-30 percent more energy efficient that conventional equipment and reduce your energy use by 20-40 percent.