As one of the leading HVAC contractors in Wetumpka AL, AC by Luquire has been providing heating and air in Wetumpka AL for nearly three decades. Throughout the years, we've earned a reputation for integrity, quality work and excellent customer service. Whether residents or business owners need an HVAC repair, installation or maintenance, they know we're the pros for all heating and air needs. Often, our customers will ask us for advice when it comes to taking care of their HVAC systems or choosing the right HVAC system for their homes or business establishments. Here's an outline of some of our best advice.
Maintenance for Heating and Air in Wetumpka AL
Regular maintenance for HVAC systems in Wetumpka AL is the best way to keep a system a good condition, increase its longevity and to avoid breakdowns along with costly repairs. We always advise our customers to change or clean the air filters at least once every two months. If your system is running continually, then change the air filters once a month. Making sure the outdoor condenser is free of debris is another way to protect the HVAC system. Twigs and grass blades can accumulate and damage interior parts of the condenser like the fan motor. Fan motors are made of plastic, and it doesn't take much to break a blade. If you have a fence or bushes surrounding the outside unit, make sure these are at least three feet from the unit. The unit needs space to draw air for operation. If there's not enough air, the unit will not produce enough heat or air.
Investing in a preventative maintenance plan is one of the best ways to ensure your system stays in top-notch condition. Just like a car, your HVAC system needs regular service for peak performance. If you don't want to purchase a service plan, at least have a seasonal tune-up twice a year. It's the ideal way to get your system ready for those cold winters and hot summers. During a tune-up and maintenance visit, our technicians come prepared with a long checklist of items to check and tasks to perform. Typical tasks include checking and fixing leaks, inspecting wire components, lubricating parts, tightening belts and much more. It's also the opportune time for our technicians to troubleshoot little problems in the heating and air system before larger ones emerge.
Choosing the Right System
Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to heating and cooling systems. The heating and air system needs to be properly sized for efficiency and indoor comfort. An undersized system will not adequate cool or heat a home. Oversized systems short cycle and use too much energy along with creating uncomfortable humidity levels. Technicians need to do a professional heat and cool load calculation in order to determine the British Thermal Units (BTU's) required. Your existing system may not be properly sized to begin with. Our technicians take no short cuts and always do a load calculation. During a load calculation, our technicians will take the dimensions of each room, an account of all windows and the levels of insulation. This way, you can enjoy the efficiency and indoor comfort the system provides.