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How to determine if your HVAC system is performing at its peak

Nov 24

How to determine if your HVAC system is performing at its peak


A high-efficiency HVAC system provides the perfect level of comfort while using the least energy.


For a perfect system to function at its peak, it is necessary to carry out preventative maintenance. You might find corrosion, leaks, or wear and tear in your HVAC system every year that needs to be fixed quickly.


Trane Home, a leading manufacturer of residential HVAC systems, is an expert in energy conservation technology and environmental technology.


  • You must replace your filters.

Every 90 days check your Washington DC filter. Or more frequently if your system is used often, has pets, or suffers from allergies (every 45-60days). You should replace all clogged filters as soon you notice any problems to ensure your system runs smoothly.


Tip: To improve indoor air quality, look for high-filtration air filters such as Trane Comfort Performance Air filters. They are compatible with every HVAC system and have the goal to maximize airflow. It's a good idea to keep some extra filters in your vehicle so you can quickly replace them.


  • An HVAC worker wraps an HVAC air-duct with foil tape


Inspect your ductwork and look for signs of a potential HVAC system leak. A local HVAC technician should be called to perform an inspection. For the proper inspection of your air ducts, they will need access to your attic, basement, crawlspace, or basement.


  • Perform a "Smell Check"


Are there any odd odors you can detect when the HVAC system starts? The heater may initially turn on in winter. There might be a slight smell, but this should dissipate quickly and it should not be present throughout the season. If the stench persists, consult a specialist.


  • You should be alert for unusual sounds.


Keep your HVAC system as quiet as possible. It is important to know the sound of your heater/air conditioner when they work regularly. You will be able to tell when you should take any unusual clunking or banging seriously.


Modern energy-efficient heaters or air conditioners are generally quiet and should be noticed. If you notice a strange sound, immediately switch off your HVAC system and contact an HVAC specialist.


  • Maintaining the Outdoors


Your outside HVAC unit should be inspected in spring and autumn to make sure it is in good condition. First, clean out dirt, leaves, and other debris from around the main cabinet, control box, and controls.


Make sure to check for any blocked drain ports in your base pan and holes or leaks within the coil or cabinet. While the unit's running, inspect fan blades for wear and tear and listen out to unusual sounds.


  • Examine your utility bill.


If you experience unusually high power bills, but no changes in your usage, then it is possible that your HVAC equipment has failed or is leaking. Talk to a specialist about what could be causing the unusual jumps in your power bill.


If you're looking for a brand new system, be sure to consider the energy savings. It is one of the most energy-efficient HVAC units on the market. This can help you save money on your electricity bills.


  • Inspection


You should inspect the air ducts. You should check the air ducts regularly to make sure that they aren't clogged or dirty. They can be cleaned by a professional or you can do it yourself.

You can check the temperature of your thermostat. To determine if your current thermostat can handle the job, you will need to check it. If your thermostat is not up-to-date, it's worth looking into a programmable thermostat. These thermostats can be programmed to adjust to your seasonal needs and set temperature limits throughout the day. This will help you save hours and hundreds of dollars each year, especially if your family is often away from home.


Washington HVAC Boss

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