3 Things To Know: Your HVAC And Fire Season
With the winter season in full swing here in the Lowcountry, we’re reminded of the importance of dual operation from our HVAC system (both cooling and heating).
Having said that, this time of year can be difficult for many homeowners as they begin to turn on their heating options and breakdowns occur.
For some Lowcountry residents, it may be the first time they turn on their furnaces or other heating sources; for others, it may be the first time they’ve turned it on in a long time; but in either case, discovering that your system isn’t operating properly could lead to some cold nights ahead.
1.Brand, Make, and Model
The brand name, make, and model of your system are probably the easiest things to know about it, and they can help you understand its operation type (see #3 below).
Because not all brands are created equal, knowing the manufacturer will help you determine whether you like the quality of that company’s offering or whether you want to look at other brands for your next system.
2. System Configuration and Operation Options
Now that you know the brand, make, and model of your system, you should be able to conduct a few quick HVAC-related Google searches to learn more about the operation type of your system.
HVAC systems are naturally adaptable and constantly improve operational efficiency year after year, so there are many different types of systems out there.
Traditional central air conditioning and furnace combinations, high efficiency, variable speed heat pumps (that can both cool and heat your home), ductless mini-splits, and even geothermal heating and cooling are all options.
The benefit of learning about these system types is that it allows you to predict what would be best for you.
Maintenance History, Air Filter Replacement Schedule
Maintaining a maintenance and/or repair history is essential, just as it is with your vehicle. This will assist any future HVAC company in better understanding the current state of your system and will save them time when it comes to getting you back up and running.
If you keep a good maintenance history, you can include air filter replacement dates so you never forget to change your filters in your home.
THE MAIN PARTS OF AN HVAC SYSTEM
A properly functioning HVAC system is critical to maintaining a healthy and comfortable home. HVAC is an abbreviation for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and a well-integrated system will include all of these components. The smooth operation of your HVAC unit can maximize energy efficiency while also ensuring that maintenance is rarely required. However, you never know when something might need to be adjusted, so it’s critical to be familiar with the various components of your HVAC system.
In most residential HVAC systems, the heating element is typically a furnace or boiler. The heating system is in charge of warming the circulated air and can also be connected to a home’s water system, providing hot water in addition to warm air. This is a large component that is typically kept in the basement or utility closet.
The ventilation mechanism of an HVAC system is in charge of moving heated or cooled air into and out of your home. An air handler is frequently used to provide forced ventilation. This device will force air through the system and into your home. This method typically includes an air purification system, which provides air filtration and reduces the number of allergens and contaminants in your air.
The ducts that carry the air around your home, as well as the vents themselves, are two other parts of the ventilation system that are frequently overlooked but may require maintenance.
This component of an HVAC system is responsible for cooling the air inside your home. Condensing units and evaporator coils are commonly used in air conditioners to extract heat from a house by passing it through a supercooled fluid before returning it to internal circulation. This is a very effective system for quickly cooling your home, even on the hottest of days.
Are you Worried About Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) During Fire Season?
You don’t have to worry about your home’s IAQ this season if you call Superior Mechanical Services today for high-quality air conditioning service. We’re here not only during wildfire seasons but also after they’ve passed, so you can rest assured that we’ll take care of any concerns or problems while providing peace of mind knowing our team is onsite if needed in future years. As the effects of wildfire season continue throughout Northern California many homeowners find themselves feeling less comfortable due to smoke and other toxic particles that can enter through even seemingly tight structures. Superior Mechanical Services, Inc. began in 1948 as a family-owned business with a vision to provide value-minded service with a down-to-earth approach to customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. As the premier Commercial and Residential HVAC Service provider for Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton, Superior Mechanical can do it all, from heating and air conditioning services to boiler services, to plumbing services. Our technicians are certified professionals who will ensure every part of your project is done right using a careful checklist to guide and test each step. Contact us today for help ensuring your home’s IAQ stays healthy and clean every day of the year, regardless of the season!