HVAC Systems and Central Air
HVAC systems include the furnace as well as the central air. Do you even know what HVAC stands for? It’s something that most of us take for granted. It stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
Many times people don’t think of the air conditioner unit as apart of their heating system. But, well, it certainly is. Keeping your HVAC system maintained helps it run more efficiently and economically. This is just as important as changing your car’s oil.
There are many different types of heating systems from radiant heat, forced heat, geothermal and hydronic to name a few. Every heating system works with the central air unit a little differently. However, what does remain the same is the unit needs to have annual maintenance to keep everything running at top-notch efficiency. This will keep your utilities down as well as your repair bills.
Installing a New HVAC system
If you are looking for a new home it is important to ask what the heating system is within that home. The fuel or power that the system takes as well as how old and inefficient it is will determine the cost to run the system. Some systems are so old that it would just make more sense to have a new HVAC system installed in order to improve the home’s efficiency.
When having HVAC systems installed, ensure you are using only a licensed and insured installer. Central air systems are big energy beasts and they should never be installed by someone that is not a professional. There are definitely safety risks for this and it could even lead to death. Do not, as a home or business owner, attempt to repair your central air conditioning system. This too is very dangerous when you don’t know what you are doing. Always leave the central air system to a professional that is properly trained and licensed to work on them.
There are many different types of heating and cooling systems. However, many repair and installation companies are trained in all the various types. Most systems have a common way they function and work, which makes them easy for professionals to do their jobs. Be sure when looking for an installation and repair guy you ask questions. Listen to the answers and see if they make sense. Not all repair companies are alike. Some offer warranties with their work and, often times, there is a call out fee. This fee is a fee they charge to come by your home and take a look to offer a proper quote.
Not all repairs or problems can be diagnosed over the phone. In fact, many problems or issues cannot. However, a service call will be sent out to check out the issues and offer a quote. This
allows you to have a licensed and trained professional look at your specific unit and determine what the repair needs to be.
If you are only looking to get maintenance done, they should be able to set you up with an appointment without coming to your home beforehand. Maintenance is important in keeping your HVAC system up and running smoothly.