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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

Inspecting Central Air Conditioning For Season Changes

by Jamie Shaw

For many areas, the seasons don't feel the way they did a decade or two ago. If your area has unseasonably cool days in the summer or enough heat for t-shirt weather in the winter, your air conditioning system could be going through some changes that aren't too forgiving on the power bill or the maintenance schedule. A few heating and cooling system inspection points can help you figure out what these strange season situations mean for your air conditioning unit.

Excessive Run Time

Is your air conditioning set to turn off or switch to fan-only only when the right temperature is reached? That's helpful in the summer when a comfortable, stable temperature can be reached and sustained in a home that is properly insulated, sealed, and efficiently ventilated.

During weeks when temperatures go from hot, sweaty days to enough cold air to call for a jacket, your air conditioning could be running a lot more than intended. The temperature difference aren't just different from day to day when you notice it; as the sun rises and sets, your air conditioning could be rapidly switching between on and off. It can happen so often that it's barely better than leaving the system on, and it's a waste of power.

The problem is that your air conditioning's temperature gauge is more sensitive than the average person's comfort level. Even if you're one of the few people who can feel the subtle changes in temperature, the air conditioning unit's readings could be coming from a specific area that changes temperatures far more rapidly than you can appreciate. The flickering temperature differences won't matter if it doesn't make a big different in climate for the whole building.

HVAC Professionals Can Help

When air conditioning sensitive is an issue, it's time to move the sensor or adjust the way the sensor handles readings. Most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals can take care of the issue by measuring the ambient air near the air conditioning sensor area and make changes from there.

The area could be susceptible to temperature changes because of exposure to the outside, or could be holding in a specific temperature while the rest of the home fluctuates. The sensor can be extended or relocated to another area the more properly represents a comfortable temperature range.

Depending on how long you've had your air conditioning unit, you may want to upgrade to a system with a more specific temperature range. Home automation has changed the way that temperatures are set, allowing you to maintain a specific temperature and even turn off the system when you're not home--which completely ignores the strange weather issue.

Finally, sensitivity is a concern. There aren't many air conditioning units that can be programmed to only change within a certain range of temperatures, such as having free movement between 76 °F and 78 °F instead of one degree of difference. If anything is on the edge of central air conditioning technology, the HVAC professionals can help you get it installed.

Contact an HVAC professional like those at A One Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss changes to make your home more comfortable with weird weather.