Why Is It Important To Maintain Your Heat Pump, AC, and HVAC System

HVAC Myrtle BeachDid you know that Americans spend about 93% of their lives inside their homes? The figure was provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. It also said that the air quality inside the house can trigger different skin and respiratory problems. The pollution level of the air inside your home can be 100 times worse than the air outdoors. So, it is important to make sure that your HVAC Myrtle Beach system should be maintained well.

A well-kept HVAC unit will function seamlessly, which helps keep the air inside your house safe for you and your family. It is important to contact an hvac contractor whenever you notice a problem with your unit. A few things will require your attention while others could be checked once or maybe twice a year.

You bought an HVC unit so that your home will be comfortable to live in all year round. You don’t want it to break down especially during the most inopportune moments.

Tips To Prolong The Life Of Your HVAC Myrtle Beach System

  • Clean area surrounding the HVAC unit so that nothing will restrict the airflow.
  • Make sure that the system is installed properly to avoid unexpected system failure
  • Contact a reputable HVAC contractor to help you determine the perfect size for your home.

  • Set the HVAC unit to its ideal temperature; it’s 78 degrees during summer and about 68 degrees during winter.
  • You need to know your system well. You can use this knowledge in case the unit malfunctions.
  • During hot weather, be sure to stop the water supply to the HVAC unit. The humid stat should be set between 30% and 40% if you turn on the water supply.
  • The registers should be set above 20% to avoid straining the system.
  • Replace the batteries in the carbon monoxide detectors annually.
  • You need to lubricate the unit at regular intervals to avoid friction between moving parts, which could negatively affect the efficiency of the unit.
  • You have to clean the unit’s condensate drain line to make sure that it is free of fungus, algae, dirt, and other harmful bacteria.

If your HVAC unit is nearing the end of its lifespan, you need to consider purchasing a new one instead of having the old one repaired. There are a few factors you need to consider before you make a purchase.

  • The area that needs to be cooled or heated.
  • The kind of construction material used to build your home. Is it made of wood, concrete, or any other material?
  • The amount of shade that your house gets.
  • Your preferred indoor temperature.
  • Ceiling and and wall insulation.
  • Number of skylights, windows, and doors.
  • Facing direction of windows and doors.

By considering all these factors, you will be able to invest in a new HVAC Myrtle Beach unit that works efficiently all year round.

Call DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc. if you need expert help in installing, repairing, or maintaining your HVAC unit.

DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc.
303 Main St
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 427-7411