The More You Know About Your AC
HVAC systems are much like cars, the more you know the better you can take care of them. Often your AC units or furnace can get overlooked in general home maintenance since they are mostly out of sight and run behind the scenes.
Lets look at a few things about your AC unit that you may not know.
An air conditioner does not create cool air.
What happens in the process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes form liquid to gas and back again and in the is process the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side it is cool.
Your AC will remove humidity.
Lower humidity helps the over all comfort level by making you feel cooler even if the temperature is the same.
Your air filter needs to be check and replaced every 3-6 months(depending on manufacturers recommendations).
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow which reduces efficiency, costing you money and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
Just like a car your HVAC systems needs regular check ups, like oil changes, to keep it running in tip top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring you longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.
If you are in Fishersville, Stuarts Draft or Waynesboro or any of the surrounding communities call us to day or request service online. We service all of the surrounding communities, check our service area page for more information on the communities work in or call the office if you don’t see your area listed.