When it comes to your heating and air conditioning there are a lot of components that need to run properly. If even one thing is out of order, then the entire system can become stressed, and the system can malfunction. The problem with this is that the system will usually malfunction when you need it the worse. More importantly the system can cost a lot of money to replace. There are a few different methods that you can employ that will help you keep your system up and running to full capacity. Here are just a few of those tips.
The air compressor outside of your home is a very important aspect to your system. One of the biggest problems that people run into with the air compressor is the foundation around it starts to settle. The refrigerant that runs through the coils needs to be able to flow properly. If the the air compressor is tilted or not level, then the coolant is not going to be able to flow properly. Use any means necessary to level your compressor. Once the compressor is level, clean out the inside and the outside really well. It is actually a good idea to take a vacuum to the compressor.
If you have ever noticed that one of the rooms in your home gets a lot of air, but another room receives little to no air you could have a major problem with your air ducts. More often than not the air ducts will be blocked off by a buildup of debris. The debris is usually going to be dust or mold. Dust and mold in and of itself is a big problem because these two allergens are known to cause upper respiratory problems. Other than health problems these can block of the flow of air through the home. If the system has to work harder it is going to use more energy, and you may see your energy bills go through the roof.
Having the furnace fail is going to set you back a very pretty penny. One of the best ways to extend the life of your furnace is to maintain it on a monthly to yearly basis. There are things that you can do personally like clean the coils. However, having a heating contractor, from a business like Edwards Heating & Air Conditioning LLC, look at the entire system once a year is going to be relatively cheap and pay big dividends in extending the life of your system.