HVAC systems can seem complicated. There are plenty of things to know about them. You can think about how they work, the different types, the different brands, sizes, how to repair them and how to maintain them. This can seem overwhelming, but you can always call on Modern Air Solutions in Bensalem, PA if you need help. One of our knowledgeable technicians can help you with any item on this list.
While many of these items are helpful for you to know about, you can rely on the professionals to take care of you. However, there are still a variety of important HVAC aspects for you to know about and pay attention to. You will find a list of these below.
Cleanliness and efficiency go hand-in-hand. If your system is clean, it will run efficiently. If it is dirty, you will waste more energy. There are three main components that you should ensure stay clean.
Your system needs to ventilate to work properly. If your main system gets dirty, it may not be able to ventilate properly and end up overheating. Make sure to clear the area around your outdoor unit. Keep it clear of sticks, foliage, and other debris. You should also contact Modern Air Solutions twice per year to properly clean the unit.
The average 1” filter should be changed every month. Other high-efficiency filters may last longer. No matter how long your filter lasts, though, it is important that it gets cleaned on a regular basis. If the filter gets clogged, it will block the air from passing through and your HVAC system will have to run longer to cool your Philadelphia area home. The longer your system runs, the more energy you use, and the more your utility bills will rise.
Air ducts don’t need to be cleaned nearly as often as filters, but it is important that you don’t forget about them. As time passes, dust and debris settle and pile up in your air ducts. These piles block the air the same way a dirty filter does. Therefore, your ducts need to be cleaned every once in a while.
In most cases, you should have your ducts cleaned by Modern Air Solutions about every 10 years. If your family or pets track in a lot of dirt, you may want to do so sooner. Don’t forget to wipe off your vents and return air ducts every once and a while as well.
It is also important to track maintenance, repairs, and your systems age. These aspects can also efficiency as well as how long your system will last.
Just like you, your HVAC system needs annual checkups. You should call Modern Air Solutions twice per year to clean, adjust, and inspect your HVAC system. Many HVAC owners choose to do so once in the spring and once in the fall. Biannual maintenance allows you to catch minor issues before they turn into expensive repairs. They also help extend the life of your system.
It is also a good idea to keep track of repairs. Keep a notebook of what issues you had and when. If something goes wrong with your system, this can help Modern Air Solutions technicians better help you repair or offer solutions for your system.
It can be stressful if your system experiences a total system shutdown at an inconvenient time. If you can somewhat predict and plan ahead for this happening, you can make the processes of choosing and installing a new HVAC system easier.
Most air conditioners last about 10-15 years so it can be helpful to remember when you had your current system installed. You should also take into account the maintenance it had received. If you have kept up with maintenance, it may last longer. If you have neglected maintenance, it may not last quite as long as expected.
Finally, you need to choose the HVAC contractor who installs your system wisely. You want a company you can trust to install it because if it is not installed properly, you will likely experience more issues later. Modern Air Solutions has been in business for over 7 years and has installed over 300 systems for satisfied HVAC owners. If you would like us to install your HVAC system, you can contact us through our website or by calling (215) 490-3433