There’s a lot of thought that goes into ductwork, whether you’re repairing or replacing an old system or installing ducts in a new building. Ducts that are too large or too small will hurt the system’s efficiency rather than improve it.
Fixing a refrigerant leak in your HVAC requires some detective work and smart labor by a trained technician. A leak also can be dangerous. Refrigerant is toxic; only a trained technician should handle it.
Treat your compressor well and it will keep your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system running efficiently for years. Neglect it, however, and you may get a costly lesson in compressors. The compressor often is the most expensive single item in your system, and it can’t simply be repaired.
Your air conditioner doesn’t just cool your home. It also helps reduce indoor humidity, which can make home life uncomfortable. In rare cases, extreme inside humidity can lead to mold. In the winter, excessively low humidity can cause sinus issues and dry skin.
There are several reasons why your air conditioner can turn against you and start blowing hot air instead of cool air. It’s frustrating, but there are some easy fixes – and a couple more expensive reasons why your AC isn’t pumping out cool air.
When it comes to air conditioning, cleanliness is vital, especially if you want to save money and avoid breakdowns. Look at these six problem areas and you will see that one easy fix is routine cleaning – either by you or a trained technician.