Do heating and air conditioning systems really need regular maintenance?
The simple answer is yes. Regular maintenance services and tune-ups can extend the lifespan of your system, increase its working efficiency, and allow technicians the opportunity to catch and address minor issues before they become major problems. This ultimately saves you money in the long-run, not to mention time and stress. When it comes to maintaining your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, making sure there is an unrestricted air flow is the most important.
How often do I need air conditioning and heating maintenance?
At Affordable Air Solutions, we recommend that you schedule tune-up services twice a year—once before the start of the summer months and once before winter begins. This can help you avoid unnecessary problems during the hottest and coldest months of the year.
How often should I have my filters replaced?
If you have disposable filters, we recommend that you replace them at least once a month. If you have washable filters, it’s best to have them cleaned once a month.
How can I tell if I need professional air conditioning and heating service?
Generally speaking, if your heating, air conditioning, or ventilation systems are not working properly, it’s wise to schedule service with a trained professional. How can you tell if your air conditioning and heating system isn’t working properly? Check for strange noises, unusual smells, reduced efficiency, higher energy bills, or other unexplained issues with your home’s systems.
What size air conditioning and heating system should I have?
Selecting the right size heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system is important as it can improve your home’s energy efficiency, reduce costs for homeowners, and ensure that your home stays comfortable all year-round. There is no one-size-fits-all rule for choosing the right size air conditioning and heating system; instead, a trained technician can look at various factors, including the size and construction of your home, and use this information to determine what size air conditioning and heating system you should have. At Affordable Air Solutions, we provide free in-home energy analysis services to help you select the right system for your unique needs.
How can I increase my home’s heating and air conditioning efficiency?
The best way to increase the energy efficiency of your home is to select an efficient air conditioning and heating system. When it comes to heating and air conditioning, bigger doesn’t always mean better. In fact, larger systems with more capacity can actually lead to reduced efficiency as they tend to cycle more rapidly, turning on and off frequently while in use. Choosing the right size air conditioning and heating system for your home can improve its overall efficiency and cleaning and replacing filters frequently can also lead to improved functioning of your system. Keeping the blower in the “on” position can also help your system heat and cool your home more efficiently as this allows for better filtration and constant air movement throughout your home. Finally, installing shades, shutters, heavy drapes, and/or screens on your windows can help keep rooms at moderate temperatures
How important is indoor air quality?
Most homeowners don’t think about the indoor air quality of their home, but it is actually very important to the overall comfort and health of you and your family members. When it comes to indoor air quality, it’s important to keep in mind the following factors: ventilation, purification, humidity, and filtration. Our Affordable Air Solutions technicians can help you assess your home’s indoor air quality and select the right purification or filtration system, or humidifier/dehumidifier for your home.