Doing Your Part to Keep Your HVAC System Running

A few months ago, my air conditioner completely died. I woke up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, and I didn't know what to do. The next day, I called an HVAC expert, and they came out to inspect my system. It turned out that it had failed because of filthy filters and a clogged return duct, which made me sick to my stomach. I had caused the problem, and I needed to learn how to fix things. My HVAC professional taught me a few easy maintenance techniques that I didn't know before, so that I could maintain my new system. Check out this blog to learn more about HVAC yourself.

What Are Your Options For An Air Conditioning Installation?


Feel like your home is not very comfortable when the hot summer weather comes? The solution to this problem will be to install air conditioning in your home. With there being so many types of air conditioning systems to pick from, you may not know which one is best. Here is what you need to know about the following options.

Central Air Conditioning

One of the most popular air conditioning systems is central air conditioning, which is incredibly effective at cooling down an entire home. They are very quiet when running due to an outdoor compressor, and can even improve your home's air quality by filtering air that comes through the system. 

Keep in mind that central air conditioning requires ductwork for it to work. If you have a forced air furnace, then you can use the existing ductwork to add air conditioning to your home without much of an issue. However, retrofitting new ductwork into an existing home can be time-consuming and expensive, making central air conditioning a solution that is not practical.

Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioning

A ductless mini-split system is great for installing air conditioning in places where ductwork is simply not possible. You place a unit on the wall that acts as the air handler, which cools down the warm air and makes it cold before blowing it out. It's great for cooling down one room or part of your home since the cold air comes from a single spot. However, you can install multiple mini split air handlers that work off a single compressor. 

Be aware that a mini-split system is not going to be effective at cooling large spaces. They also require more maintenance than your typical air conditioner. However, they are a cost-effective solution that can bring cool air to the rooms that need it the most.

Window Unit Air Conditioning

You always have the option to place a window air unit to cool down a single room of your home. The air conditioners are portable and can be installed on your own, which makes it a quick fix to a big problem. However, the units are noisy due to that compressor essentially being in your home. You'll also lose access to the window because the large air conditioner is in the opening. However, they can be the only option if you live in an apartment or rental home where you cannot modify the structure.

For help with your home air conditioning installation, contact an HVAC contractor in your area.


4 May 2023