A/C Frequently Ask Questions

Your AC system can be frustrating and difficult to understand. However, to improve the lifespan of your AC system, it is necessary to take excellent care of your system. To assist with managing your system using expert care, our NATE- Certified professionals at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling have collected five of the most popular questions and their answers that they get asked. 

What Does HVAC Symbolize?

The letters symbolize the core functions of your home HVAC system, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. However, not included in the acronym but not limited to many of the other HVAC systems in your home. For example, your furnace, heat pump, ductwork, indoor air quality components (air filters, humidifiers, and purifiers), as well as your thermostat. Nevertheless, in this article, we will be focusing on the Air Conditioning function of the HVAC system. 

Why/When Should I Replace My Air Filter? 

Several debris and particles try to pass through your A/C unit and into the air circulation in your home. The job of your AC filter is to catch these particles so they don’t get sent back into your home. However, if the filter is not changed regularly (at least every 90 days), it can result in a build-up on your filter. As a result, the AC unit cannot properly do its job when your filter is full, resulting in unfiltered air or a total breakdown.  

What If My AC Making a Weird Sound? 

Obviously, all Air Conditioner units will make some noise; however, if this sound is loud and alarming, there could be an issue within the AC unit. If this sound is continuous, our HVAC professionals suggest scheduling a diagnostic as soon as possible. Be aware; if this issue is not taken care of quickly, it could be dangerous and result in steep costs to replace or fix the issue.

When is a Good Time to Replace my AC unit?

The good news is, an AC unit can typically last between 15-20 years, as long as you keep up with the system’s proper care. If you are considering replacing your AC unit, there are a few things to remember, like how updated your current system is, how often you use your AC, and if you have maintained your system regularly.

How I Decrease My Energy Output While Saving Money?

On average, as much as 50% of your home’s energy usage is consumed by your HVAC system. Thankfully, there are numerous ways you can save money while minimizing your energy output. Including:

  • Investing in a smart thermostat
  • Complete an in-home energy audit
  •  Scheduling regular maintenance on your system

Taking advantage of these three resources can help increase the lifespan of your AC while saving money on your monthly utility bills. 

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