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The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

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

Improving the Performance of Your HVAC System

by Jamie Shaw

HVAC systems are critical for keeping your home comfortable. However, there are many steps in optimizing these systems that homeowners may not follow, which can have sizable impacts on the performance of this system and its durability.

1. Keep Indoor Plants Away From Vents and the Air Intake

Adding potted plants to the interior of your home can help to boost air quality. However, you will have to be mindful of where you are placing these plants. Otherwise, you could place them too close to the air intake for your HVAC system. This can increase the amount of dust that enters the HVAC system, and it will also be able to restrict the flow of air into the system.

Both of those problems could severely impair the performance of the system. In addition to leaving several feet clearance between the plants and the air intake, you should do the same for the vents that blow cool or warm air into the home. Otherwise, the plants could deflect the flow of air and reduce their ability to circulate in the room.

2. Consider HVAC Attachments to Improve Air Quality

While your HVAC system will be primarily intended to warm and cool the home's interior, it can also play a role in improving the overall air quality in the home. For example, you can have your HVAC system outfitted with air purifiers and humidity control systems that will be able to address many of the problems that could be lowering the quality of the air inside your home and making it harder to breathe or a generally less comfortable place to spend time. When choosing these upgrades for your existing HVAC system, you will need to make sure that you choose one that will be compatible with your make and model of an HVAC system if it is to provide the most effective results possible.

3. Be Aware of the Seasonal Maintenance Needs of the HVAC System

There are seasonal maintenance needs that your HVAC system will need to undergo to remain functional. During the spring months, you will need to service the cooling system for the coming hot months while also preparing the heating system for the months of dormancy that can be expected. To minimize dust accumulation on your heating system, you should consider the use of a protective cover that will block these substances from gathering on it. Making an effort to perform these types of seasonal tasks for your system will allow you to avoid potential disruptions due to avoidable problems that the unit may encounter.

For more information, contact various HVAC companies.