How Often Should I Replace My HVAC Filter?
Your air filters should be replaced every one to three months depending on usage. This is vitally important to the performance of your HVAC systems and your indoor air quality.
When Should I Have My Heating and Cooling Equipment Serviced?
Your HVAC systems should be serviced before the start of each heating and cooling season. Your air conditioner should have regular maintenance performed at the end of winter or beginning of spring, while your heat pump or furnace should have its regular maintenance performed at the end of summer or beginning of fall.
Can I Replace My Furnace Without Replacing My Air Conditioner?
You can replace your furnace without replacing your air conditioner. In most occasions when you replace your furnace you will also be replacing the coil (the unit that sits on top of the furnace). Same in regards to the ac, in most instances when replacing the air conditioner, you will also need to replace the coil at the same time.
How Are My AC Unit And Furnace Connected?
Traditional HVAC systems are connected by ductwork, a coil, gas & refrigerant lines. The coil allows both cool & warm air to pass through your hvac system. Once the compressor starts to run it pushes refrigerant through the condenser fan & mixes with outdoor air which sends the air to the evaporator coil, then moves through the duct work at which point cold air is felt. It’s important that all 3 pieces of equipment are properly maintain & working to optimum capacity to ensure controlled temperature & maximum comfort as week as efficiency are achieved.
How Do I Determine What Size I Need For My HVAC System For My Home?
Square footage and cubic footage are important, but insulation values, window quality, and air leakage rates are also a big part of the equation. The act of finishing a basement and insulating the walls can reduce the heat loss. The ductwork is just as important as the heating & cooling equipment and should always be evaluated by a professional contractor prior to making an investment.