HVAC – An Overview

Residential HVAC RepairA proper HVAC system for your home or place of business can significantly help with energy efficiency. We’ve seen numerous electric bills of people using AC’s and heaters almost for the same number of hours but one’s bill could be way higher than the other. Yes, depending on how well-maintained your HVAC units are and the type of HVAC unit or design you use, your energy bills can get severely affected. And who wants to pay extremely high energy bills every month when they could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars just by using better HVAC equipment.

HVAC installation is never a DIY job. Though most AC’s and heaters that you can buy from stores come with manuals and step-by-step guides on how to install, there’s more to it than just placing them in your house and plugging them to start working. You need to pay attention to the HVAC system design because that greatly affects your HVAC’s efficiency and performance.

For instance, the HVAC system must be laid out carefully so that it allows ventilation and ductwork and pipings to hit just the right areas. Air flow vents should also be placed strategically for best air flow. Even the outdoor units must be cleaned and positioned strategically.

In addition, you should choose the right size for your HVAC system. For instance, you can’t use the same size AC in a small bedroom and the living room. Aside from the fact that a small air conditioner wouldn’t be powerful enough to cool down an entire living room especially if it’s larger than the small bedroom, this also means that the AC will work twice or thrice as much hence consuming more energy, which will then reflect on your power bill. Furthermore, this may also result in permanent damage on the AC as it isn’t designed to cool down a large room.