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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Is Your Air Quality Poor And Electrical Bills High In The Summer? Get The AC Unit Inspected Today

by Rita Richardson

Rising electrical bills in the summer to keep the home cool can be a pain, especially if you feel like the air conditioning unit isn't working as well as it used to. If you have noticed a decline in function, and the unit hasn't been maintained in a long time, there are some things you can do to try to improve function. Here are some indications that the unit needs a tune-up and an inspection.

Poor Air Quality

If you can smell mold or mildew, and people in the home are having respiratory complications, or asthma is triggered, this could be because of poor air quality and a dirty air conditioning unit. This can also occur when the unit isn't removing moisture from the air on hot muggy days. Compromised or poor air quality is something that can be improved with an air conditioning cleaning, along with a duct cleaning as well.

High Electrical Bills

High electrical bills in the home can be caused by an inefficient air conditioning unit. Changing the filter, cleaning the condensers, and checking the electrical components throughout the unit can help to find flaws and make the unit run more efficiently to save energy.

Loud Noises

The unit shouldn't be making loud noises while running. Banging noises can indicate that the unit isn't level, or that there are loose mechanical parts inside. Other noises can imply the unit is struggling to run or keep up with demand.

The air conditioning service and repair professional will also look at the thermostat. The unit could need to be reset or have some issues that are causing complications with achieving the correct temperature in the home. If the thermostat must be replaced, consider a new programmable option.

If there are major complications with the air conditioning unit, it may be time to consider replacing it. This will depend on how old the unit is, and what the cost is to have the unit repaired. If repairing it would cost as much as a new unit or if the unit doesn't have a lot of life left, then it's time to get an estimate to have a new unit installed.

Duct cleaning is also something that will benefit efficiency and air quality, and the furnace should be cleaned and the filters changed if you do this. For more information on air conditioning repair, contact a professional or a company near you.