Most homes enjoy the luxuries that are afforded by HVAC systems in this day and age. While these systems make life much more comfortable with different accessories that allow us to control the climates within our homes and other buildings, they can’t perform well without regular maintenance and occasional repairs.
We’ll take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about HVAC repair to help you understand a little bit more about common repairs and how you can help your system last longer. If you are in need of HVAC repair, or you simply want an assessment of your HVAC system, then be sure to contact Lumberjack HVAC.
Depending on who you ask, you may hear a number of different opinions, but on average, you want to make sure that you change your filter every three months. If trying to remember this task is challenging for you, then consider checking it every month on the same day and at the same time so that it becomes a habit. You can also make it an event on your calendar or program a reminder on your phone! If you have a disposable filter and it looks dirty, then just replace it. These types of filters are not meant to be cleaned and are fairly cheap.
If you are unsure as to the number of filters that you have, then this is a good time to look around and find where they are located. Typically, there is a filter located in the return air duct next to your furnace or indoor unit. Locations that you should check to see if you have multiple filters are: the basement, crawl-space, utility closet, garage, or attic.
The optimal range for indoor humidity is right around 35 percent relative humidity. If your home is within the range of 30 to 40 percent, then you should feel comfortable and experience none of the issues that come with higher humidity. One way to know if your home has a relatively high humidity level is to check for condensation on the inside of the windows. This is something that you definitely want to avoid, as it can create an ideal growing environment for mold. If you are noticing condensation, then adjust your thermostat to achieve lower humidity.
One of the most common causes for uneven temperatures in homes is due to the architecture. If you have a multi-level home, a split-level home, or rooms with high ceilings, then you could experience uneven temperatures.
Another possible cause for uneven temperatures is windows and doors that are improperly sealed or have worn sealing that needs to be replaced. Dirty air filters and improper insulation can also lead to uneven temperatures. With so many possible reasons for this uncomfortable environment, be sure to contact an experienced HVAC technician to help you diagnose and treat the source of the problem.
Lumberjack HVAC wants to provide each of our customers with the very best service so that you can feel confident in our work and comfortable in your home. If you have concerns about your HVAC system, or you simply want to arrange for an inspection, please contact us to schedule the services you need.