When you're getting an HVAC system up and running, there are four key areas that need to be inspected to guarantee the system is running safely and efficiently. To begin with, it's important to clear the area around the outdoor unit and spray the sheets on the unit to clean them. This will help keep the system running smoothly and stop any dirt or debris from clogging the system. Additionally, it's essential to check the filters regularly.
Even if an air conditioner is only 10 years old, it can still save 20 to 40% of cooling energy costs if you replace it with a newer, more efficient model. Nevada Residential Services suggests changing the filter every 2 to 3 months, or more often if you are using special filters such as AccuClean. The thermostat is another essential component of an HVAC system. Without a working thermostat, you won't have any way to control the system. Therefore, it's important to check that the thermostat doesn't need new batteries and that all the cables are properly connected.
Additionally, it's important to check the calibration of the thermostat to make sure it is accurately reading the temperature inside your home. The temperature division is another significant factor to consider when starting up an HVAC system. The temperature division is the difference between the temperature inside your home and the temperature that comes out through the ventilation grilles. On average, this difference should be 15 degrees. If your temperature division is lower than that, it may indicate that your system is too old or too small to produce air that is cold enough for your home, or it may be due to a system problem such as a restriction or leak. Finally, it's important to check for any leaks in the ductwork.
Leaks can cause air loss and reduce efficiency, so they should be sealed as soon as possible. If you notice any leaks in your ductwork, contact a professional HVAC technician right away.