Sizing the equipment load requires the consideration of several factors. Ceiling height, construction, window size, placement, and dozens of other variables need to be considered to properly size a heating and/or cooling system. A professionally conducted load calculation is the foundation of an effective system.
Heating and cooling systems work incredibly hard to perform their functions for your household. The constant stopping, starting and continual operation can wear down a machine quickly and unexpectedly if the proper care and maintenance are delayed. However, by performing preventive maintenance, or servicing your system regularly, you can maximize the life-cycle of your heating or cooling unit and guard against many unexpected failures. Preventive maintenance inspections performed on a regular basis can uncover leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires, and corroded electrical contacts.
Here are several tips to help you keep your HVAC system running efficiently: Change the air filters every month or as directed by your system’s manufacturer. Cut back foliage and remove any leaves, grass trimmings or debris left by nearby dryer vents that might be blocking airflow to the air conditioner or heat pump. Have your system serviced by a licensed professional HVAC dealer before peak season.