Before you know it warm temperatures will be here and you will be switching on your A/C unit for the first time in months. Your HVAC unit is one of the most important appliances that you use to keep your home comfortable, so it is essential to properly care for your unit to avoid any problems that would cost you a great deal of money and leave you and your family feeling uncomfortable when warm weather arrives. Even the smallest mistake can lead to a large problem when it comes to your HVAC unit. Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning will ensure that your unit is working its best to keep your home cool and comfortable.
What Size HVAC Unit do I Need?
When homeowners are in the market for a new HVAC unit, many believe that bigger is better. This is not always the case. In fact an over-sized air conditioning unit will continue to turn on and off more frequently leading to inefficient power usage and uncomfortable temperature changes. Purchasing a unit that is too small for your home will cause you just as much trouble if not more. A small unit will become burned out quickly if it is forced to work harder than it can possible handle. The best way to know exactly what size of unit to purchase is to contact Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning.
Location of Your HVAC Unit will Affect its Efficiency
The location of your HVAC unit has a large impact on its energy efficiency. While it may seem somewhat convenient to place your air conditioning unit in an unused corner of your property or on the west side corner of your house, that placement will force the unit to work much harder to cool your home. It is better to place your unit is a shaded area, the less direct sunlight your unit gets, the easier it will be to keep your home cooled to the desired temperature. Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning will help you find the perfect spot for your HVAC unit.
Avoid Running your Air Conditioner Constantly
Every homeowner likes a specific temperature within the walls of their home. Some prefer it a little warmer while others slightly cooler. It may seem pretty easy to run your HVAC unit all day long on full blast, creating a giant freezer to escape into from the heat outside. However doing this will waste a great deal of energy and sends your energy bill through the roof.