Answers to Common HVAC Questions
You may not realize how important your HVAC system is to your home—that is, until it is no longer working. Your HVAC system is a rather complicated piece of equipment that has one purpose: to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Here are some of the more common questions people have about their Las Vegas HVAC systems, and the answers to those questions.
How Long Should My System Last?
Of course, that is a very difficult question to answer. There are many factors that go into determining just how long your HVAC system is going to survive. In general, you can expect to get between 10 and 15 years out of a quality air conditioner and probably 25 years out of the same quality furnace. Of course, ensuring that routine maintenance, care and upkeep of the system is taken care of will help to extend the life of the system. Just remember, the older your system is, the less efficient it will become.
How Often Should I Replace My Air Filter?
This is a common question that has a lot of different answers depending on who you ask. The ideal replacement interval would be once a month for disposable filters. If you have a filter that can be cleaned, you can plan on cleaning off the filter on the same time frame.
Of course, this time period could also be shortened by factors like pets, high amounts of dust, pollen or dirt in the home.
Fortunately, most modern HVAC systems have sensors or timers that will report to you when it is time to clean or change your filter. Check your owner’s manual to see if your system has such a notification feature and how to read it.
How Often Should I Service My System?
You should at the very least schedule an annual inspection of your AC system in the spring and one in the fall for your furnace. Any cleaning or minor repairs that need to be done to the system can be handled during that yearly inspection. These visits will help keep your system running smoothly and efficiently. They can also help to detect problems with your system that may otherwise go undetected until a critical failure occurs.
How Can I Make My System More Efficient?
There are several ways you can help out with the efficiency of your system. Of course, scheduling yearly maintenance is one good way. Other ways include:
- Ensuring that your doors and windows all seal tightly and have no leaks that would let outside air in
- Using a smart or programmable thermostat to control the temperatures of your home when you are not there
- Keeping your registers open and free to flow air (don’t put furniture or other objects over them and subsequently block the flow)
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