Looking into repairs or replacements for your residential HVAC? Hoping to ensure your A/C works going into next summer and that the heat stays on this winter?
Good on you for looking ahead. Routine maintenance on your HVAC system can increase the lifespan by up to 15 years.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about HVACs, including residential HVAC services and how to maintain yours for years to come.
Maintaining Your HVAC System
Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is crucial to every home. Regular maintenance will ensure it’s the best residential HVAC system in existence.
First, replace your furnace filter on a regular basis. This varies from unit to unit, so look up your specific brand to know what the appropriate timeline is.
Expect to replace a furnace filter every three to 12 months. The more you run your heat, the more you should check to ensure the furnace isn’t gunked up as this will lower your energy efficiency.
Similarly, if you have central air, it’s important to check your A/C unit over the summer months. These bulky machines are built to handle inclement weather, but they do poorly if they get gunked up with spider webs or debris.
Ensuring the system has proper airflow will allow for better cooling throughout your home.
Residential HVAC Installation or Replacement
Finding the right furnace or A/C unit for your home is a tricky task. Too large or small a unit and it might overproduce cool air (costing you money) or produce not enough, leaving your home hot and uncomfortable.
Here’s a general guide for how large your unit will need to be:
- 1.5 tons = 600-1100 sq. feet
- 2 tons = 900-1400 sq. feet
- 3 tons = 1200-1650 sq. feet
- 3.5 tons = 1500-2100 sq. feet
- 4 tons = 2100- 2700 sq. feet
- 5 tons = 2400-3300 sq. feet
Of course, it’s important to take into consideration the location of your home. Hotter climates will want to veer on the larger size, as to not burn out the unit.
A residential HVAC service contractor will help you decide. They’ll be able to ensure your system is energy efficient and set up properly.
They’ll also ensure the location is proper. A noisy unit outside a bedroom is not ideal, and they’ll do their best to ensure they can tuck it where it doesn’t disrupt daily life.
Hiring the Right Team
Here in Tennessee, HVAC contractors are licensed through the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors. When hiring from local contractors, it’s important that they’re certified.
Next, you need to consider what services you need.
If you’ve already got an HVAC system and it needs some work, there are HVAC repairs. Then there’s preventative residential HVAC service, where a contractor will inspect your system and inform you of any potential issues.
We also install A/C systems and furnaces, including repairing and adding necessary ductwork.
When it comes to costs, mind you not all jobs are alike. A ductwork job at a 1,500 sq. foot home will be easier for the team (and your wallet) than one at a 4,000 sq. foot home.
Reaching out for quotes is important, as is knowing you have a team willing to help you should your heat or A/C stop without notice. Bentley’s Air Conditioning offers all these services.
Residential HVAC Service Available
Residential HVAC maintenance is important. The more regularly you treat your HVAC, the longer it will last. And the less likely it’ll die on you during a season of drastic heat or cold.
Looking for maintenance or need a new HVAC installed? We here at Bentley’s Air Conditioning are dedicated to serving the Lebanon area. Reach out today for a quote.