There's nothing worse than dealing with a house that's hotter than it should be during the summer. Unfortunately, there are a variety of reasons why your home may not get as cool as you'd like it to be. One reason for your home not cooling down to a comfortable temperature may be your air conditioner. If it's not functioning properly, you're not going to stay cool this summer. That's why it's crucial that you start off the season with a service call.
If you have a little bit of extra money to spend and are thinking about replacing your air conditioner, there are a few questions you should ask yourself first before spending your money. Sometimes a repair to your air conditioner and maintenance can lengthen the life of your air conditioner for quite some time, but there are other times when replacing it is a better option. Read below for things to consider before replacing your air conditioner.
If you are inspecting an AC condenser, there are things you should focus on whether it's the first time you are doing it or its part of your regular inspections. Here are some of those things:
Location of the Unit
If this is the first time you are inspecting the unit, then you should examine the location of the condenser unit since its location influences its efficiency. Ideally, the unit should be located in an area that ensures maximum air circulation.
Your heat pump is an alternative type of central heating and cooling appliance that works to draw hot air into or out of your home depending on the season. Just like all other major appliances, general wear and tear and age can have a degrading effect on the efficiency and effectiveness of your unit. Understanding some of the regular maintenance tasks that you can complete to keep your heat pump in good working order can help you maximize the lifespan of your unit, saving you money on repair and replacement bills.
A central heating and air conditioning system operate on all in or all out basis; either the whole house is heated or cooled or the HVAC is off. A zoning HVAC system, on the other hand, only targets specific rooms or places in the house. It also means each zone can have its own set temperature.
To understand the difference between these two systems best, compare the HVAC to a lighting system in a house.