Here at Zion Custom Air, we love getting questions about HVAC systems from customers and friends. We have gotten a lot of good answers through the years and decided to share some frequently asked questions here. If you are still scratching your head, then feel free to call Zion Custom Air to speak with a friendly representative and schedule a free consultation.
We recommend you change the air filters once every three months, and more frequently if you people in your household have allergies or respiratory issues. You can test your air filter by holding it against a light. Replace the filter if light does not pass through.
Changing the air filter is arguably the most popular maintenance chore when it comes to the HVAC system; this is NOT the only maintenance item though. The HVAC system has many components, sensors, and safety features that must be inspected and tested periodically. Worn and unsafe parts should be replaced as soon as possible.
Annual HVAC maintenance involves inspecting the many parts of the HVAC system, cleaning sensitive components and recalibrating if necessary, replacing worn pieces, and testing safety features among other things.
A tell-tale symptom of short cycling is when the HVAC system starts and stops in quick cycles. For instance, your unit will start and run for 10 minutes before shutting down for 10 minutes. Rinse and repeat.
This can waste a ton of energy, and you won’t be getting much for it. The common culprits are a dirty air filter, low refrigerant, thermostat interference, or an oversized HVAC system.
The average life expectancy of an HVAC system can range depending on how well you take care of it, and how lucky you are. No amount of preventative care can evade accidental damage and the forces of nature. A responsible owner can expect 12 to 15 years of service from their HVAC system.
The average HVAC system can last between 12 and 15 years, with some lasting up to 20 or more. If you’re a property owner with an old unit on your hands, then you might be wondering whether to keep repairing it or get a new one.
Homeowners choose to replace their HVAC system for many reasons. Old HVAC systems might work okay, but their energy efficiency could be costing you in monthly bills. Some people even upgrade their HVAC system to take advantage of modern features. We find it cost-effective to replace the HVAC system if repair costs exceed half the price of a new HVAC installation.
If you want to hire a reliable HVAC company to handle the AC repair or HVAC replacement correctly the first time around, then you must do your due diligence. Ask friends and neighbors about the company. Explore their website. A reputable business will have a professional website with marked vehicles and uniformed professionals.
Zion Custom Air, for instance, is an established business with a reputation for accurate, accessible, and professional service. We offer residential and commercial AC service, repair, and replacement services. Call us any time to consult with a friendly representative.
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