Excess moisture and floods create mold and mildew, damaging plumbing and air conditioning systems. It is essential to spot any water leaks and immediately call a plumbing contractor to handle them.
Sometimes homeowners are not aware of the setup built into their home. Some homes have an air conditioning condensate drain attached to the plumbing system. Ask about HVAC technician and request a maintenance check to avoid any expensive surprises.
This action cannot be stressed enough and could save you from having to install a new heating and cooling unit. Air conditioning is expensive to install, run and maintain. We are always open to cost-cutting solutions such as partial air conditioning. The system will drain more power in peak months and less in the shoulder months with this unit.
While most units are electric, innovation has successfully developed a central air conditioner with gas heat which proves more sustainable in the long run. This gas-electric combination uses natural or propane gas to keep you warm in the winter and electricity to keep it cool in the summer. It is an excellent choice for your home.
In the middle of the heat of summer, there’s nothing better than coming home from work and being greeted by a refreshing blast of cold air from your air conditioner. In the United States alone, 84% of all homes (about 103 million) have some kind of air conditioning and heating and cooling account for almost 50% of energy use in a home.
Whether you know it or not, cranking the A/C during 80 and 90 degree days can have a cost. You risk driving up your energy bills by wasting energy and you also run the risk of you’re A/C unit conking out on you during a bad time due to overuse.
So what can you do to avoid an air conditioning disaster? Get an HVAC system. A Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning (HVAC) combines the functions of a furnace, air conditioning system and a venting system into one machine. An HVAC system with a programmable thermostat can save you quite a bit of money—think about $180 in air conditioning costs and at least 3% on your heating bill.
Whether you’re in need of home or industrial HVAC installation, there are several things to keep in mind:
- Use the right equipment: For home and office HVAC installation, you want to make sure that HVAC installers have the right tools for the job. The last thing you want is to have a unit that’s too big or too small and be stuck with a malfunctioning unit and no air conditioner during times of high heat.
- Get good people: For home and office HVAC installation, you’ll want to get ahold of reputable companies who know how to get the job done. The money you spend on good people, who install everything properly will be well worth it. Once they’re done, make sure the unit or units are installed correctly and working as they should.
- Lock them up: For home and office HVAC installation, it’s important to lock up your units in A/C cages once they have been installed. This keeps people from stealing them and keeps you or your company from having to shell out a lot of money for replacements, which aren’t cheap.
If you’re already got an HVAC unit at your office or at home, get it checked ASAP. The average unit lasts about 12 years and it should be inspected as least twice a year. Inspections ensure that the unit is working properly and lets homeowners know of any serious issues with their heating and cooling.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $475 for an HVAC inspection, but make sure you get an estimate before doing anything. The price that you’re quoted online isn’t always what you’re going to pay when the time comes.
HVAC companies may vary in their process for checking a home or industrial heating and air conditioning system, but the inspection generally includes some of the following:
- testing of safety controls
- inspection of blower components
- testing gas pressure and piping
- calibrating the thermostat and checking the furnace
- testing for correct air flow
- inspecting electrical connections
- checking the air filter
- inspecting the condition of equipment
- inspecting temperate differentiations
Other steps that may be included in an HVAC inspection, but HVAC companies and electricians will be able to give a complete detail report of the functionality of an HVAC system. With proper maintenance, you can keep heating and cooling functioning properly, cut down on energy bills and eliminate the risk of health issues both at home and at work. They’ll also be able to tell you what kind of HVAC maintenance you might need to do between inspections.
A proper HVAC systems inspection can ensure improved home efficiency as well as better air quality in your workplace. Finding reputable companies and contractors can help you avoid problems in times of extreme heat or extreme cold.