FAQ: HVAC Systems

FAQ: HVAC Systems

As the seasons and years pass, you continuously rely on your home's HVAC system to keep you comfortable. Homeowners often have questions about their HVAC systems, hoping that they can improve efficiency. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about HVAC systems.

Should I install a programmable thermostat?

Compared to thermostats that contain mercury, electronic programmable thermostats are much more accurate. With a programmable thermostat, it's very easy to establish an automatic heating schedule that aligns with your family's daily routines. This makes it less likely that your home will be heated or cooled during times when it's unnecessary. In turn, you can save money on your energy bills. For these reasons, programmable thermostats are worth installing in your home.

What size HVAC system should I install in my home?

This not only depends on your home's size, but also its building dimensions. One ton of air conditioning will cool somewhere between 300 and 800 square feet. If you're considering installing a new system, it's best to have an experienced HVAC professional come to your home to assess your home's features and then determine the type and size of HVAC system that will be the right fit.

How often should HVAC filters be replaced?

Especially during periods of high use, it's best to replace disposable filters every month, while reusable filters should be cleaned monthly.

How often is HVAC maintenance needed?

Your system should receive professional maintenance twice per year. While there are some tasks you can do yourself, such as changing filters, twice-yearly professional maintenance will ensure that all components of your system are working efficiently, which will help to keep your energy bills to a minimum.

Should I have my air ducts professionally cleaned?

Yes, it's generally best to have your air ducts professionally cleaned at some point between two and five years, depending on the particulars of your system. Ductwork tends to accumulate allergens and harmful bacteria that can then be circulated through your home. After a professional cleaning, healthier air will be sent into your home's living spaces.

If you need HVAC services, be sure to get in touch with a reputable professional. For HVAC services in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and throughout the Coachella Valley, contact the experts at PB Mechanical Air Services at (760) 292-3274. Feel free to give PB Mechanical Air Services a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your residential or commercial HVAC needs!

Posted: February 15, 2021

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