We'll answer an obvious question first, that most of you will know the answer to, but just for the sake of clarity… What does HVAC actually stand for? HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. It's what keeps you warm in the winter months and cool in the summer. It can be anything from your residential unit at home to a large commercial unit in apartment blocks and industrial locations. We've answered the obvious, but what about some more frequently asked questions?
What is the most common type of residential HVAC system?
We won't go into great detail here, that's for another blog post, as there's a lot of information to be shared. However, just to introduce you to the terms you may hear, there are four common types of HVAC System. Standard split systems, ductless split systems, packaged systems and geothermal systems.
When should you replace your HVAC system?
If your system is approaching or more than 10 years old, then it might be time to invest in a new one. Other signs that point to a new system would be higher than usual energy bills, lots of strange noises or excessive repairs.
How often should you change your filters?
This really depends on your usage, so the frequency to change your filters could be anything from one to three months. Make sure you regularly check your filters. If they are looking blocked and full of debris then it's time for a change. Pet owners may find that they need maintenance for their HVAC system more often than those without four-legged friends.
When should you give your HVAC system a professional service?
Your HVAC needs some professional TLC, which is why you should turn to your local HVAC companies for their expertise. The best time to get your system serviced is before you need to use each element of the system. So for the summer, springtime is a perfect time to give your HVAC system a spring clean. Then as the temperatures start to fall, later into the year you'll want to get your system ready for the cooler months so you can turn up the heat.
There are many more questions to answer when it comes to your HVAC, which is why we are here to answer them for you. If you need any help or advice then contact us, we would love to hear from you!