Key Questions Every Homeowner Should Ask An Air Conditioning Expert Prior To Having Their Unit Serviced


Given that throughout parts of the United States, the summer temperatures often seem to start early and last a long time, it's easy to just turn the air conditioner on when it gets hot. However, doing so isn't always the best idea and instead, it's often recommended to have the unit evaluated by a qualified professional on a regular basis. Otherwise, there is the risk of serious issues developing due to a minor issue, such as concerns with the ductwork, that manifested during the winter. Therefore, it's a good idea to ask the following questions of any HVAC expert with whom you might entrust your air conditioning unit.   

Can The HVAC Professional Provide You With A Determination Of The Cleanliness Of The Ductwork?

While you are probably aware of how important it is to change the filter on your air conditioner regularly, it is easy to forget that the ductwork associated with the unit is often thought to be even more important. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that the dust, dirt, and bacteria that are in the air of your home will be filtered through the air conditioner...but it does not all make it to the filter. 

Dirty ducts are known to diminish the functionality of the unit, which can result in a higher cost of its use and can permit the air conditioner to develop mechanical problems. There is also the possibility that sensitive persons in the home can be afflicted by respiratory issues, allergies, etc. due to the presence of those contaminants. That means that every HVAC expert with whom you entrust your air conditioner should be able to provide with a clear determination of the cleanliness of its ductwork.

Did That Person Check For Imperfections Within The Ductwork?

 Once you can be sure that the ductwork is clean, it is time to be sure that the each duct within the larger unit is safe and appropriate for use. Typically, that will require the HVAC professional to check for leaks using a special device and measure the air flow is also a common step in evaluating the possible issue. 

Since the loss of air through impaired ducts has been estimated at up to 30%, it is imperative for this step to not be skipped or delayed. If leaks are detected, they must be sealed. In some instances, loose connections might be the culprit and rodents have also inflicted more than their share of damage over the years. If rodents are a concern, you might need to delay the repairs until an exterminator has eliminated those unwanted pests.    

In conclusion, permitting your air conditioner at home to be serviced as recommended has been associated with its increased functionality over time. As a result, it's essential to be sure that your air conditioner is getting the most benefit from that service and getting accurate answers from your HVAC expert to the above questions will help you to do so. 

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2 August 2017

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.