HVAC is a very important part of anyone’s summer and winter peak season making the secrets to saving money with preventive maintenance highly important. When the temperatures get into the “unbearable” areas, then folks tend to want to find some relief. HVAC systems are made up of carefully synchronized motors, pumps, fans, and electrical components that are designed to work in harmony to bring about a level of comfort.
There are a variety of HVAC models and systems that are being manufactured to meet the great demand of the marketplace. Consumers have different kinds of demands and manufacturers are increasing the numbers and kinds of systems that can accommodate discerning people. Older models and old ideas for technology are being replaced every day with more efficient ways to heat and cool a space.
Residential HVAC Systems
Building Cooling Systems: These systems are employed for use in warehouses, offices, and industrial settings around the globe.
Room Units: These types of systems are standalone types that can be moved to places where the damind is greater. They are usually electrical and are installed with the entire system in a moving cabinet.
Central Units: An entire dwelling may be heated and cooled with this most often used, comprehensive HVAC system.
Lodging Systems: These units are installed in hotels, resorts, lodges, and motels for immediate use of temporary and transient guests. They respond quickly to the needs of direct and small spaces.
Marine Systems: These systems are required to cool computer parts, engine sections, and other moving parts of a ship’s internal controls. Cruisers, tankers, and other marine vessels require these units.
An HVAC system is constantly being called upon to either heat or cool air. Most folks think their system is something that can be turned on or off at will. They are shocked and surprised when the system fails them at times.
The system is also keeping humidity levels in check and maintaining the quality of air they are breathing. It is doing a great many things at one time, at an intense level, over a long period of time.
Taking into account that most people adjust their thermostats like they are rubber bands attached to slingshots and you have some developing issue indeed. The constant changing of temperature demand causes certain parts to suddenly turn on or suddenly turn off. Sometimes, the HVAC system is not allowed the time needed to perform at a certain temperature before the homeowner decides to either send the thermostat to extreme lower levels or heat the space with a higher temperature. These erratic thermostatic demands shorten the life of the system and increase maintenance costs.
Some preventative maintenance procedures can be done by a homeowner depending on their skills or experience. Other procedures must be done by certified HVAC technicians.
Some things can be inspected. Checking the safety controls and whether or not the system responds to the thermostat is important. Is the system responsive, sluggish, or non-responsive? Are electrical connections still working. Are there strange sounds coming from the system? Do you have proper air flow in each room of the house? Are your filters the right size and are they clean? Are your pumps, hoses, or drains leaking anything?
Keeping track of performance levels and whether or not your system is responding to demand is vital to determine if repair is needed.
Consider the purchase of a maintenance contract with your HVAC provider. This will give you peace of mind, provide for maintenance and repair, and increase the life of your system.