Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
As a homeowner, you likely aim to protect your home because it is one investment that most people intend to have for most or all of their lives. Seasonal maintenance of systems such as your HVAC, electrical, and roofing systems is imperative to reduce the chances of significant property damage or a need for extensive repairs. Perhaps you consider HVAC maintenance as something that needs to get performed at certain intervals. You may have taken the approach to get your heating system serviced in the fall without seeing the benefits of servicing your air conditioning system in the fall too. The following points identify things you can expect from a fall air conditioning maintenance service.
You will likely be getting your heating system serviced for the fall anyway. It is not likely that you would need to schedule a separate visit to get your air conditioning system prepped for its short rest period. Especially if you live in an area where you sometimes use your AC system in the fall or winter due to fluctuating temperatures as seen in some southern states, you will likely appreciate the benefit of knowing that your entire HVAC system is full and operational.
Replacement of Depleted Refrigerant
Topping over the refrigerant in AC systems is usually done if needed at maintenance appointments. The refrigerant might be depleted if you have relied on your AC system heavily due to a hot summer. The benefit of getting the refrigerant topped over in the fall is that whenever the time comes to use your AC system, you can rest assured that it has adequate refrigerant. Systems that are low on refrigerant might cause energy efficiency problems because the systems have to work harder to produce cool air.
Close Out Clean
Having a clean HVAC system helps to contribute to optimal indoor air quality. Your heat and air likely push through the same vents to make your home comfortable. Cleaning dust and other debris from both the heating system and cooling system can help reduce allergens from spreading throughout your home. This is likely even more important if you may need to use both systems in the fall.
Parts Replaced If Needed
You likely do not want to get to spring only to find out your air conditioning system is broken. Fall maintenance will involve a check-point in addition to cleaning. This inspection will allow technicians to identify and replace worn parts. They can also lubricate important parts as needed. Getting these things done in advance may improve the likelihood of you starting your AC system without any problems.
Reach out to an air conditioning professional like one at Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar to learn more.