If you are a new homeowner, there is likely still a lot you do not know about your new home. In fact, you may not even know about the specific systems that make up your home. Your HVAC system might be part of this.
As a new homeowner, you might want to get to know your new home. These are some of the common things people learn about their HVAC setups.
What Does an HVAC System Encompass?
HVAC is shorthand for "heating, ventilation, and air conditioning." The biggest components of your system are the heater and the AC, though of course, some homes only have one or the other depending on their geographic location.
More specifically, your HVAC system may include everything from the furnace and evaporator coil to the thermostat and ductwork inside your home. You will never see many of these components, especially when things are working well.
What Can You Do to Keep Your System in Good Shape?
There are several things you can do to keep your system in good working order. For instance, you can change your air filter regularly. This ensures that your home is always running efficiently and not trying to work through particles of debris in the system. Many people recommend changing the air filter once per month.
You can also keep your system in good shape by working with a professional to request regular maintenance. Maintenance is important to check for debris and other materials blocking condenser coils and other parts of your HVAC system.
How Can You Improve Your HVAC System?
As a new homeowner, you might want to learn how you can make your system efficient or simply more useful. Many people like to change the thermostat in their home, perhaps with something that they can control from their phones or with smart speakers.
Some people also build strong relationships with their HVAC professionals. Contractors who see your system regularly know when something is wrong quickly because they are accustomed to what it looks like when it is running correctly. Building this relationship helps you improve your system's efficiency.
Call an HVAC Professional When You Need Help
Not all repairs and maintenance should be done on your own. When it comes to issues with your HVAC system, it is helpful to call a professional who understands your concerns. Make an appointment with an HVAC pro to discuss your issues today.
My name is Maura, and I am certified in HVAC installation and repair. I have many clients who call me in a panic because they have turned on their air conditioners and nothing has happened. Your air conditioning technician will get to you as soon as possible, but there are some steps you can take while you are waiting. You might just find that you are able to fix the problem on your own, although you will still want to have a professional assess the situation. In this blog I will take you through some common reasons your air conditioner might not be working and show you some easy temporary solutions.