Without heat in the winter, our homes would be cold and uncomfortable. Similarly, in the summertime, having central air conditioning makes our homes more bearable in the heat. If you want to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, having central heating and air conditioning installed is the best option to keep you and your family happy. Here is what you should know about central heating and air conditioning before you have it installed or repaired in your home:
1. Be sure to have the right system for your heating and cooling needs. Having an oversized HVAC (that is, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system can lead to severely increased energy costs. Also, having too much or too little refrigerant in air condition systems, especially in central AC units, can cause the system to function poorly or irregularly. Be sure to have the right size central heating and air conditioning systems installed to save on energy costs–even as much as up to 20 percent!
2. On that note, know when it’s appropriate to use your heat or air conditioning–not just to save on your home energy costs but also to protect the environment. The U.S. Energy Department reports that air conditioners consume five percent of the electricity produced in the United States each year. In fact, we use more air conditioning in the U.S. than any other country on the planet. Be sure to turn your heating and air conditioning down if you’re not using it, such as if you’re leaving the house.
3. Make sure to perform regular maintenance on your central heating and air conditioning units. Be sure to contact reliable heating and air conditioning contractors for when you require repairs and upgrades. Also, be sure to change your furnace filter at least once every two months. You can purchase these filters at any home improvement store, and most furnaces allow you to replace filters quickly and easily on your own. Changing furnace and air conditioner filters prevents the build-up of dust and allergens getting into your home, so you can breathe easily and have clean air circulating.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of professionals in the HVAC industry is projected to increase 21% between 2012 and 2022. If you’re looking for contractors to meet your HVAC needs, you have plenty to choose from. Contact one today to find out about how you can get central heating and air conditioning in your home today. More: www.serviceheat-air.com
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