If you live in an older home, it’s likely that your HVAC system will need regular maintenance and upgrades to help it operate efficiently.
If there is Uneven Heating & Cooling
Many older homes present the challenge of keeping the upstairs cool enough in the summer or warm enough in the winter. Because the thermostat is usually located on the first floor, it shuts off when it reaches the desired temperature downstairs, regardless of the temperature upstairs. Consider having your HVAC technician install or retro-fit a zoning system that allows you to control the temperature from a thermostat placed on each floor.
Lack of Airflow
While your air ducts typically last longer than the AC unit and heater, they still need to be replaced every 15-20 years. Older air ducts that have not been properly maintained are filled with debris that blocks airflow, preventing rooms from effectively heating and cooling. Get the most out of your existing air ducts by having them cleaned when recommended. This can also help to improve the air quality in your home while also making it easier to breathe.
Maintenance is Important
If you ever notice anything out of the norm with your HVAC system, make sure to contact us as soon as possible. This can help you to reduce the chance of a costly repair bill. If the issues is caught early enough, it can help reduce the chance of further problems also.