Having to deal with your HVAC can be confusing, especially if you’ve never had to even think about one before. A lot of factors can go into your HVAC system functioning properly and lasting a long time. So let us make dealing with your HVAC less confusing! Check out these four most frequently asked questions when it comes to your HVAC.
What size HVAC should I have?
There is no magic HVAC unit size when it comes to the size of your house. So to ensure that you get the best-sized system for your home, have a professional evaluate your space. This way they can give you an estimate as to what size will work best for your home’s space and needs.
How long can I expect my unit to last?
Luckily for you, your air conditioning unit will last an average of 10-15 years, and your heat pump will last an average of 12 years. Different factors can lead to early retirement for your unit, so be sure that you’re taking good care of it. Having your unit exposed to smog, bad air quality, and poor weather fairly often can all factor into a shorter lifespan.
How often should I have my HVAC system serviced?
For the best maintenance and care you can give your unit, have it checked by a professional twice a year. This maintenance is preventative to lessen your chance of a surprise issue popping up and can help make your unit last as long as possible. Along with that, this routine tune-up will ensure that your system is running as efficiently as possible.
How often should I replace my filters?
If you want to take care of your unit and have it last a long time, be sure that you are paying attention to your filters. Your air filters can lead to low efficiency and poor air quality if they aren’t replaced often enough. For your best results, replace your disposable filters once a month, and/or clean your reusable filters once a month. However, some filters can actually last up to 90 days – so ask a professional about the best treatment for your air filters and your HVAC system.
Don’t let your HVAC system scare you. Call Mendez Heating and AC today, and let us help you!