Common HVAC Questions Asked by Homeowners

Heating and air conditioning systemHeating and air conditioning systems play an important role in maintaining a comfortable environment inside every home. But, not every homeowner is aware of all the aspects of their HVAC system. As a result, they can sometimes face difficulty with its operation and maintenance.

To help homeowners, here are answers to some common HVAC questions.

1) How can I increase the efficiency of my HVAC system??

Ans. Like any other equipment, proper maintenance is needed to increase the efficiency of any HVAC system. This includes scheduling an annual professional tune-up, checking for leaks or defects, getting them fixed, replacing air filters at least once a month, cleaning the ducts in the system and reducing the workload on your HVAC system.

2) What is the ideal temperature that I should set my thermostat?

Ans. There is no ideal temperature for a thermostat. It’s up to you what temperature you want and how much energy consumption you’re okay with in your house. That said, it also varies according to the climatic condition, weather and season.

3) Is it better to repair my HVAC system or get it replaced?

Ans. There are many factors to be considered before deciding on whether to repair or replace the system. If your system is more than 7 years old and needs frequent repairs, then replacing the old unit is recommended. Consider which option is more economical for you.

4) What is the life span of heating and cooling systems?

Ans. The life expectancy of heating and cooling systems depends on how you maintain it. It will continue performing well if you schedule a bi-annual inspection and get leakages fixed as soon as possible. On average, a system can last from 10 to 15 years if maintained properly.

5) Why does the temperature vary from room to room in my house? What should I do?

Ans. The simple reason behind uneven temperature in your house is ductwork. The hot and cool air is transferred to all the room through the vents. At the end of each supply line, a damper is installed that controls the airflow in the vents. The temperature variation occurs due to imbalanced dampers. To solve this problem, you should balance the dampers to allow the right amount of airflow inside the rooms. For example, reduce the airflow for rooms that require less conditioned air and increase the airflow for rooms that need a cooler temperature.

Hopefully, these answered help you get an understanding of your HVAC system. For more queries regarding heating and cooling solutions, contact Greenway Heating and Cooling.

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